Articles

Latest articles

March 17, 2020

Disruption Comes to Ordinary Times

IHE Fellow, Lucia A. Silecchia, pens a thought-provoking reflection on how changes to daily routine impact our personal faith and community spirituality. She shares how the meaning of the Holy Mass is transformed in light of the fact that it’s been taken away. How will the faithful respond?
March 17, 2020

Heart Speaks to Heart: Saint John Henry Newman’s Educational Ideals

Rev. John McNerney, PhD, the Michael Novak Distinguished Visiting Scholar at CUA, shares his expertise on the educational principles and ideas that make St. John Henry Newman a beacon for all generations.
March 5, 2020

October 2019 Executive Order: Better Guidance Or More Confusion?

In October 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order issuing guidance for streamlining administrative effectiveness and documentation for third parties (federal grantees, states, and private parties.) Yet, this EO is merely guidance, not law. Professor of Law and IHE Fellow Emmett J. McGroarty answers myriad questions pertaining to the EO, the Trump administration's enforcement of its own guidance, and how the response of each third party impacts citizens.
March 5, 2020

Graduate Scholarships Available to Alumni of Newman Guide Colleges

The Cardinal Newman Society has a long history of helping students determine the quality of a college program through its Newman Guide, which ranks faithful Catholic colleges and universities. The Catholic University of America is proud to have been featured in the Guide consistently over the years. Now The Cardinal Newman Society is offering scholarships to alumni of Newman Guide recommended colleges. Pursuing a graduate degree just got less expensive.
March 5, 2020

Thanks, Dad, for Ordinary Times

Lucia A. Silecchia, Professor of Law and IHE Fellow, shares how her experience celebrating Saint Joseph's feast day in Italy changed her perspective on Fathers Day and strengthened the bond she had with her own dad. As our modern society begs the question of “quality time” vs.“quantity time,” Professor Silecchia makes the case that father's need only look to Saint Joseph, with its lack of fireworks and fanfare, as a model for fatherhood: steady, loving, and true.
March 4, 2020

Will America Ever Be a Socialist Nation?

IHE Faculty Fellow Professor Frederic Sautet invites us to take a closer look at why the United States has never been a socialist nation. He explores whether the exceptional qualities that have kept socialism at bay in our nation are dying or even already dead.
February 26, 2020

What Does “The Common Good” Really Mean?

Dr. Brad Lewis, professor of Political Philosophy at the Catholic University of America was recently a guest on the Cana Academy podcast, speaking about the Common Good. He speaks about society's understanding of the term and humanity's capacity to flourish.
February 26, 2020

A Bonus Day of Ordinary Time

Discover the history and traditions associated with Leap Year and consider the similarities between this unusual day and the liturgical season of Lent.
February 13, 2020

March for Life 2020: Perspectives from a Human Rights Student

Student Abigail Wilkinson shares while worldwide abuses against human dignity often discourage her, the joy, diversity, and vision of human flourishing present at the March for Life gave her reasons for hope.
February 13, 2020

Freedom as Choice

Student Joseph Enzler reflects about what set this year's March for Life apart - the President's presence - and the Eternal Truth that is the life of a baby at the time of conception.

Follow us

“This Institute, I think, is a very important expression of the renaissance that’s underway at Catholic University in these recent years, and I’m delighted to be part of that.”

George Weigel
About the IHE

The Institute for Human Ecology (IHE) at The Catholic University of America is the nation’s leading academic institute committed to increasing scientific understanding of the economic, cultural, and social conditions vital for human flourishing.

Contact Us
The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064

202-319-5892
ihe@cua.edu

The Institute for Human Ecology
The Catholic University of America


620 Michigan Avenue NE
339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


202-319-5892
ihe@cua.edu

X