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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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  • March 25, 2015

    Evangelium Vitae turns 20

    John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the 20th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae.

  • March 23, 2015

    Cruz and Natural Born Citizenship

    Sarah Helene Duggin, professsor of law, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about "natural born" citizenship and Sen. Ted Cruz.

  • March 17, 2015

    St. Patrick's Link to Slaves

    Jennifer Paxton, clinical assistant professor, history, was interviewed by Catholic News Agency about St. Patrick's background as a slave

  • March 17, 2015

    American Catholic Immigration

    Several professors and archivists co-chaired a panel on American Catholic Immigration. Catholic News Service covered the event and interviewed them.

  • March 17, 2015

    Rome Center Strengthens Identity

    University President John Garvey and David Dawson Vasquez, director of CUA's Rome program, were interviewed by the National Catholic Register about the new Rome Center.

  • March 13, 2015

    Evolution of Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

    Julia Young, assistant professor, history, discussed the evolution of Mexican immigration to the United States in a March 12 Time Q-and-A.

  • March 12, 2015

    Q-and-A with CUA Athletic Director

    Sean Sullivan, director of athletics, discussed Catholic University’s athletics programs and the challenges of Division III athletics in a March 11 Press Box D.C. Q-and-A.

  • March 11, 2015

    Francis Effect after Two Years

    Stephen Schneck, director, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, commented to Catholic News Service on the two year anniversary of Pope Francis's pontificate and the "Francis Effect."

  • March 9, 2015

    Ransom Demanded for Michelangelo Letters

    Kenneth Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, was interviewed on CBS This Morning on a ransom being demanded for letters written by Michelangelo that were stolen from the Vatican.

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"Pim" Wilhelmus G. Valkenberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and Culture

Christian-Muslim relations, Interreligious Dialogue, Comparative Theology, Medieval Theology 

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Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History

Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History

Chad Pecknold

In this brief guide to the history of Christianity and politics, Pecknold shows how early Christianity reshaped the Western political imagination with its new theological claims about eschatological time, participation, and communion with God and neighbor.

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