The challenge of adjusting to our increasingly secularized world is the central conversation in the modern Church. It must be asked, however, whether the secret of the saeculum as revealed by Jesus is becoming a secret even Christians fail to grasp. Do we still understand the dynamic of the age and the mission of […]
For American Christians, national security debates involve a complex relationship between the faith, America’s role in a state-centered world order, and the dangers of that world.
Since the 1970s, more Americans have embraced the Soulmate Myth, the idea that marriage is about an intense emotional connection between two people that should only last as long as that connection remains happy and fulfilling. Not surprisingly, this myth powered the divorce revolution of the 1970s, as feelings are a fragile foundation for durable marriage.
Since the collapse of communism in Europe in 1989, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have undergone massive social changes. Dr. Stephen Bartulica, former advisor to the President of Croatia on Catholic affairs, will address how Marxism failed to create a new kind of human being and deprived people the opportunity to assume responsibility for their own lives.
During this event, Timothy Carney and Emmett McGroarty discussed the challenges facing modern America, the relevance of Catholic social doctrine, and a framework for leading us out of the wilderness.
Guangcheng Chen and William Saunders, JD, director of the Program in Human Rights at Catholic University, discussed what can be done to protect human rights in China?
This video features the Institute for Human Ecology (IHE) at The Catholic University of America, the nation’s leading academic institute committed to increasing scientific understanding of the economic, cultural, and social conditions vital for human flourishing.
The Intelligence Studies Program and the Institute for Human Ecology hosted a panel discussion to explore the role that the media plays in keeping U.S. intelligence accountable.
During this event, Dr. Samuel Goldman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at The George Washington University, and Ramesh Ponnuru, journalist and visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, engaged in a spirited debate on the virtues and vices seen in the recent rise of nationalist sentiment in the West. They discussed the following questions: Can […]
The Irony of Modern Catholic History How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform
George Weigel proposed a dramatic new reading of the past 250 years of Catholic history and charts a path beyond the old liberal/conservative cliches. During this talk, attendees learned how they can forge a path toward a more sustainable democracy by focusing on the moral foundations of law and government.
Recent essays by Sohrab Ahmari of the New York Post and David French of the National Review Institute provided dueling visions for how cultural conservatives should respond to the post-liberal left. A conversation about these visions was moderated by IHE Fellow and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.
July 2019 The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship (sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Institute for Human Ecology) supported rising scholars seeking to better understand the Catholic intellectual tradition. This summer’s program examined the search for happiness as a fundamental end of the person and the polis. The week-long seminar introduced the 40 participants to […]
Watch Prof. William Saunders on EWTN News Nightly on the occasion of the anniversary of the beatification of St. Bakhita, patroness of the MA in Human Rights at The Catholic University of America
During this event, Cornell University professor Barry Strauss explored the legacy of the Roman Empire through the lens of ten of its most significant emperors. Insight into our Western heritage was gained through this free lecture based on Professor Strauss’s book Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine. (Get the book here.)
What’s Really Going On? The Root Causes of the Current Crisis On March 26, 2019, The Catholic University of America hosted a day of talks, which constituted the third of a series of conferences on the Church’s current crisis. The sessions for this day were devoted to a deeper analysis, presenting competing views of the […]
During this lecture, Patrick Deneen envisioned the prospects for an ennobled aristoi and a more refined populace. He at once acknowledged the persistence of class and inequality even in a democratic age, and proposed that only a well-formed elite can support a humane condition of the populace, and only a well-formed populace can fruitfully restrain the hubris of a liberal elite and even orient them toward virtue.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology and the Intelligence Studies Program. Espionage is the collection of national security intelligence through human means. One person, the spy–typically a foreign national with access to information–passes it to another person, called a handler or case officer. At the heart of this activity is the relationship between the […]
The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship supports rising scholars seeking inspiration from the natural law tradition within the contemporary academic context. The Institute for Human Ecology and the Thomistic Institute partnered to offer the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship for students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Applications were accepted from graduate students and advanced undergraduates who wanted to become a Civitas Dei Fellow.