November 2, 2017

Rep. Francis Rooney Joins Professors for a Conversation on Subsidiarity

What is subsidiarity and why does it matter in the world today? That was the topic up for discussion during a recent symposium hosted by the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America.
October 23, 2017

Where Are the All-Star Teams in Academia?

The 1992 Summer Olympics remains famous today for the United States “dream team” for men’s basketball – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Dave Stockton, and others.
October 2, 2017

Why Should American Intelligence Be Ethical?

Why should American intelligence be ethical?  The short answer is that it’s American.  And Americans, whatever their religious creed or background, have generally expected that our democratic government will be guided by ethical standards in all its activities and functions.
July 19, 2017

Bishops Call for Nuclear Elimination but Forget Need for Modernization and Maintenance

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions issued a joint declaration calling upon the international community to “map out a credible, verifiable, and enforceable strategy for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”
July 6, 2017

IHE’s Executive Director Teaches Ethics in Mexico

This summer, IHE's Executive Director Dr. Joseph Capizzi taught a course on "Ethics and Natural Law" in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
June 1, 2017

Unlikely Twins – On similarities between Communism and Liberal Democracy

Both systems tend to impose their structures, procedures, principles, presuppositions on every aspect of society, on people’s lives, thoughts, actions.
June 1, 2017

Luigi Sturzo and the Limits of Politics

The experience of Sturzo’s popularism was an attempt to conceive a coherent social order guided by the teachings of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a political and economic order inspired by a Christian personalism that searches for answers to the concrete problems of human beings.
June 1, 2017

Why Can’t a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

When a pro-life feminist group was removed as a sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington this past January, a national conversation began on whether an inclusive feminist movement can involve people with pro-life views.