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  • February 16, 2017

    Chad Pecknold's Twitter course publicized in several outlets

    Chad Pecknold’s Twitter course on Augustine’s City of God was publicized in several outlets including Crux, National Review,, and the Washington Examiner.

  • January 31, 2017

    Torture Works? Not Really

    Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, theology, was interviewed on the ethics of torture for Catholic News Agency.

  • January 27, 2017

    Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work

    The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosted the conference “Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work” featuring University Chairman of the Board Cardinal Sean O’Malley. It drew media coverage from National Catholic Reporter, America, Catholic News Service, Religion News Service, and Our Sunday Visitor. In addition to covering the event, Religion News Service also mentioned it in a story on the bishops and health care, as did National Catholic Reporter. The National Catholic Reporter also wrote and editorial on the event. David Cloutier, associate professor, theology, was interviewed by Crux on the conference. Catholic News Agency covered the event together with a lecture by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, which was sponsored by the Busch School of Business.

  • January 24, 2017

    What should guide U.S. immigration policy: self-interest or charity?

    University President John Garvey published commentary in America Magazine on U.S. immigration policy. The op-ed was quoted in a Catholic News Agency wrap-up of Catholic leaders' reactions.

  • January 23, 2017

    Chad Pecknold- not always pro-life

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, published commentary in the Examiner on how he came to become pro-life.

  • January 23, 2017

    CIA memorial wall as backdrop for Trump

    Nicholas Dujmovic, visiting professor, intelligence studies, and CIA historian, was quoted in a Washington Post story on the history of the CIA memorial wall, which served as a backdrop for a speech by Donald Trump.

  • January 23, 2017

    A window to advance the culture of life

    Lawrence Grayson, visiting scholar, philosophy, published commentary in Our Sunday Visitor on advancing the culture of life.

  • January 22, 2017

    The Legacy of Roe v. Wade extends beyond abortion

    Lucia Silecchia, professor, law, published commentary in Crux on the legacy of Roe. v. Wade

  • January 20, 2017

    Catholics and the Presidential Transition

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, and Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, associate director, Campus Ministry, spoke to Catholic News Service about the presidential transition, how Donald Trump's policy vision aligns and conflicts with U.S. Bishops', and how Catholics are called to pray for leaders and communities.

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Thomas Green

Msgr. Thomas J. Green, S.T.L., J.C.D.

Stephan Kuttner Professor of Canon Law

Church Structures (at all levels), Church Penal Law, Ecumenism and Church Law 

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The Physics of Rugby

The Physics of Rugby

Trevor Lipscombe

Blending simple physics with anecdotes from the world of rugby, this informative reference demonstrates how to improve rugby techniques. Tackling, passing, running, and kicking are analyzed from a scientific perspective, incorporating Newton’s Laws, and then discussed in the wider context of the game. This valuable guide will not only instruct but also entertain sports-oriented students of all levels.

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