Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Hot Topics: Cool Talk

The Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is pleased to present Hot Topics: Cool Talk, a unique series that fearlessly explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provocative issues of law and politics. This year the series topics will explore the many challenges to religious freedom around the world. Upcoming programs are listed below. To see information and video of past programs click here.

Is the Supreme Court Threatening Religious Groups?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fifth program in the 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk discourse series which focuses this year on Religious Liberty issues around the world

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The Romeike Asylum Case: Does Germany's Ban on Homeschooling Count as Religious Persecution?

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Hot Topics:Cool Talk series, which explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provacative issues of law and policy, focuses this year on the challenges to religious freedom in the United States and around the world.

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The Dangers of Anti-Sharia Laws: Muslim and Catholic Perspectives

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Murphy Institute's 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk series of discussions, which fearlessly explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provocative issues of law and politics, will focus this year on the many challenges to religious freedom around the world.

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Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Freedom: The View from Europe

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Murphy Institute's first event of the 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk series is a special public lecture by Bishop Charles Morerod, OP.

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Vatican II on Religious Freedom: European and American Perspectives

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The first Hot Topics: Cool Talk luncheon program of the 2012-2013 series

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Responsible Citizenship

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Punishment Theory

Friday, April 20, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Religious Liberty and the Contraception Coverage Mandate

Monday, April 2, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Immigration Policy

Friday, March 2, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Health Care Reform

Friday, January 27, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Balancing the Budget

Friday, December 9, 2011

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Embryo Rights and Stem Cell Research

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

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Same Sex Marriage Amendment

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Part of the 'Hot Topics: Cool Talk' speaker series

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