A venture of the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law,  the Murphy Institute works to engage the church, the academic community, and the public in rigorous discussions that bring historical and contemporary Catholic perspectives to bear on debates in law and public policy.  From Augustine and Aquinas to Galileo and Thomas More, on to Montesquieu, Mother Teresa, Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis, the vibrant programs of the Murphy Institute plumb the interdisciplinary riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition and draw upon other academic disciplines and faith traditions to engage the church and community, facilitate scholarship, provide public policy analysis, and support student scholars.

Upcoming Events

Feb 22 2019
Restorative Justice and Healing promo

Friday, February 22, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

What is the role of restorative justice as an instrument for accountability and healing in the context of the Church’s sexual abuse crisis?

Feb 28 2019
CRISPR Final poster

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, Professor, Providence College; Dr. John Berkman, Professor, Regis College; Dr. Jessica Hellman, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota.