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

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  • October 5, 2016

    Philosophy Professor on Assisted Suicide

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor, philosophy, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on assisted suicide and a recent D.C. Council vote.

  • September 29, 2016

    Theology of the Body on Display in California

    John Grabowski, associate professor, moral theology, was quoted in an Our Sunday Visitor article about a recent presentation on Theology of the Body.

  • September 28, 2016

    Pope in Assisi: Hear the cry of war's victims

    Maryann Cusimano-Love, associate professor, international relations,was quoted in an article published in Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, regarding the plight of refugees in war torn regions.

  • September 26, 2016

    Scholars Reaffirm Church Teaching on Contraceptives

    John Grabowski, associate professor, moral theology, was quoted in stories by Catholic News Service, Catholic News Agency, and America magazine on a press conference at which he was a panelist on Catholics and contraceptives. The Cardinal Newman Society, Our Sunday Visitor, and Crux also wrote about the statement.

  • September 26, 2016

    Housing estates are need of the time: architect

    Adnan Morshed, assistant professor, architecture was quoted in the Star Bussiness Report discussing urban palnning as it relates to the capital of the United States.

  • September 26, 2016

    Astronomers Spy Shadowy Plumes around Europa

    Lucas Paganini, assistant research professor, was quoted in an article published in the Scientific American, discussing observences made regarding Jupiter's moon.

  • September 23, 2016

    Trump Makes Strong Play for Pro-Life Vote as Race Tightens

    Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, was quoted in an article published in the National Catholic Register discussing presidentail candiates and their views on abortion.

  • September 22, 2016

    Pope Francis’ Canon Law Change Strengthens Evangelism With Eastern Churches

    Msgr. William King, lecturer, canon law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on Pope Francis' changes to canon law that strengthen ties with Eastern churches.

  • September 21, 2016

    The Catholic Vote

    Stephen Schneck, director, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, was quoted in an Atlantic story on Catholics and politics and in the National Catholic Register on how Trump should try to reach Catholic voters. Matthew Green, Professor, politics, was quoted in an article posted to The Pilot discussing the sway the "Catholic vote" may have in the upcoming presidential election, with specific regard to the Trump campaign.

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Robert Destro

Robert A. Destro, J.D.

Professor of Law

International Human Rights, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association, Bioethics, Marriage Law, Civil Rights 

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Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption

Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption

Chad Pecknold

"Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption" advances a timely conversation about the place of "religious reasoning" in public discourse by attending to the way the scriptures are liturgically performed in Jewish and Christian communities.

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