‘Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Dialogue on Voting’ scheduled Oct. 9 at School of Law

"Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Dialogue on Voting" is the title of a forum from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Frey Moot Courtroom at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, the forum is free and open to the public. A reception follows. To register, visit www.stthomas.edu/law/rsvp.

The forum, scheduled just weeks before Election Day, is an opportunity to hear two Catholic scholars offer insights on what it means to be both a faithful Catholic and a responsible citizen. How does one evaluate, for example, the candidates’ positions on abortion within the context of their positions on other issues of social justice like hunger and health care? What does Catholic tradition teach us about whether and how we engage in these and other comparisons?  

Speakers will be:

  • Amy Uelmen, director of the Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work at the Fordham Law School in New York City
  • Michael Scaperlanda, the Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Both speakers have written and spoken widely on issues of Catholicism and citizenship. Professor Susan Stabile, who holds the Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law at St. Thomas, will be the moderator.

For more information, call (651) 962-4842 or e-mail murphyinstit@stthomas.edu .