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August 20, 2020

Democratic Lawmaking and the Creation of International Abortion Rights

Did you know the will of the people through a democratic process has not been a determining factor in the international legalization of abortion? Find out more in this review of a compelling new compilation of essays about the legalization of abortion in countries around the world.
August 17, 2020

The Bounty of Ordinary Times

IHE Fellow Lucia Silecchia shares how ordinary life can be transformed into a beautiful garden of hope. Reflecting on her immigrant grandfather who enjoyed gardening, Silecchia urges us to find inspiration in planting our own seeds of hope throughout such difficult times.
August 7, 2020

Building an Inclusive Post-Pandemic American Workforce

IHE Director of the Program on Subsidiarity and the Constitution Emmett McGroarty recommends a recent article by Steve Wagner and Michelle Steeb on the value of Americans with disabilities entering the workplace.
August 3, 2020

A Hug for Ordinary Times

Dr. Lucia A. Silecchia reflects on Pope Francis's call for Catholics to send their love to those in need, especially the elderly, throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
July 24, 2020

The Elders of Ordinary Times

Dr. Lucia A. Silecchia, Professor Law at the Catholic University of America, continues her biweekly reflection on Ordinary Time. This week, she writes about Saints Anne and Joachim, the parents of Mary, the Mother of God.
July 7, 2020

Planning for Ordinary Times

In an age of turbulence, Lucia A. Silecchia, IHE Fellow and Professor of Law, explores how the anxieties that accompany uncertainty can offer an invitation to trust in God, whose plan is greater than what we can imagine.
June 26, 2020

What Am I to Say?

Theologians have more to offer a troubled world than "hot takes." Dr. Joseph Capizzi, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology, reflects on the power of silence for Comment Magazine's new project, Breaking Ground for a World Renewed.
June 24, 2020

The Peace of Advent – and of Ordinary Times

By IHE Fellow Lucia A. Silecchia 2020 is the year of Advent! Well, that is a presumptuous declaration to make as there has been a “year […]

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The Catholic University of America

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339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064