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.
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?
MSL 235, Minneapolis Campus
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.
Woulfe Alumni Hall
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus