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Catholic University Experts

Catholic University experts are available to comment on a wide range of subjects, and offer analysis on current events.

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  • July 21, 2014

    Shipping Container Housing

    Architecture Lecturer Travis Price and several CUA graduates were the focus of a Washington Post story on apartments being built out of shipping containers.

  • July 21, 2014

    Journey of Migrants to U.S. Border

    Martha Cruz Zuniga, clinical assistant professor, economics, discussed the journey Central and South American migrants make to the U.S. border on the July 18 edition of EWTN News Nightly.

  • July 15, 2014

    Baptism for Children of Same-Sex Couples

    Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on baptisms of the children of same-sex couples.

  • July 15, 2014

    Hobby Lobby - Owner's Individual Rights

    Robert Destro, professor of law, was quoted in a story on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case in the National Catholic Reporter.

  • July 11, 2014

    Vatican Bank Reforms and Catholic Media

    Lucia Silecchia, professor of law, appeared on EWTN News Nightly July 9 to discuss the topics of Vatican Bank reforms and Catholic media.

  • July 10, 2014

    Professors on EDNA

    Robert Destro, professor of law, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies were interviewed by the National Catholic Register on July 10 on the implications of the White House's promised EDNA executive order on Catholic organizations.

  • July 8, 2014

    Experts on Immigration Crisis

    Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Catholic social teaching on migration and the Catholic Church’s response to the immigration crisis on the U.S. border.

  • July 1, 2014

    Victory for Religious Liberty

    Robert Destro, professor of law, published an op-ed in America Magazine on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case.

  • July 1, 2014

    Reaction to Hobby Lobby Verdict

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor of philosophy, was interviewed outside of the Supreme Court on the outcome of Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al, v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

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Kurt Martens

Kurt Martens, J.C.D.

Associate Professor

Religious Liberty / Church-State Relations, Papal Elections, Roman Curia, Hierarchical Recourse (and in general - procedures), Structures of the Church (Bishop’s Conference; Diocesan Structures; etc.) 

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Why NATO Endures

Why NATO Endures

Wallace Thies

Theis examines military alliances and their role in international relations by discussing how NATO is very different from virtually all pre-1939 alliances, who were usually short lived and viewed their allies as temporary accomplices and future rivals. In contrast, NATO members were almost all democracies that encouraged each other to grow stronger and has endured for roughly 60 years.

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