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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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  • November 23, 2015

    Priests from Africa in America

    Phillip Brown, rector, Theological College, was quoted in a Voice of America story on recruiting priests from African countries.

  • November 20, 2015

    Illegal Wiretaps Led to Arrests

    Clifford Fishman, professor, law, was quoted in a USA Today story on police use of illegal wiretapping.

  • November 19, 2015

    Experts on Terrorism, Peace, Migration

    The following experts at The Catholic University of America are available to reporters to comment on recent acts of terrorism, migration, refugees, and peace.

  • November 18, 2015

    Seminaries Embrace Science

    David Bosworth, associate professor, theology, was quoted in Deseret News about teaching science to seminarians.

  • November 16, 2015

    Paris, City of Light

    Stephen Schneck, director, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, published a blog for U.S. Catholic on recent terror in Paris, and the experience of Dennis Coyle, chair, politics.

  • November 12, 2015

    President Garvey on Supreme Court Case

    John Garvey, University President, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on the upcoming Supreme Court case on the HHS Mandate.

  • November 11, 2015

    Is this Starbucks cup Christmasy enough?

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was interviewed for a Washington Post story on holiday symbols and how religious they are.

  • November 9, 2015

    Francis and the Fate of the Synod

    Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, theology, published an essay in Commonweal on the recent Synod.

  • November 6, 2015

    Law Professor on Assisted Suicide Debate in DC

    Lucia Silecchia, professor, law, was interviewed on WAMU Metro Connection about the assisted suicide debate in D.C.

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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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Discovering Matthew: Content, Interpretation, Reception

Discovering Matthew: Content, Interpretation, Reception

Ian Boxall

This introduction to the interpretation of Matthew aims to encourage grappling with the theological and historical questions raised by the text, by providing a 'map' to the Gospel as a whole, and to key interpreters and interpretative debates. It draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centred), including the recent scholarly interest in reception history, as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the text.

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