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

Apr 08 2020
Asma Uddi

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featuring Asma Uddin, author of When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom

Sep 23 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:29 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Presentation by Michael D. McNally, Ph.D.

Sep 30 2020
Hot Topics: Cool Talk for Lyris

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Featuring John Kelly, Second Thoughts Director and Professor Thaddeus Pope, Mitchell Hamline School of Law Professor