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

Jul 23 2020
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Featuring Dr. Michael Naughton, Department of Catholic Studies and Dr. Yohuru Williams, Racial Justice Initiative

Aug 06 2020
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Featuring Thomas C. Berg, School of Law

Sep 23 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation by Michael D. McNally, Ph.D.