Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy

A venture of the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law,  the Murphy Institute works to engage both the public and academic community 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 09 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join our panel of distinguished Catholic thinkers to discuss a variety of perspectives on Universal Basic Income.

Mar 01 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Theologians John O'Keefe (Creighton) and Gerald Schlabach (St. Thomas) explore the impact of social justice and peacemaking efforts on the traditional communities they intend to serve.

Mar 08 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Murphy Institute Roundtable Discussion