Mirror of Justice

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Kilpatrick on Institutional Neutrality and Institutional Fidelity at the University; Bray on the Common Law and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Kevin and I have two episodes on our Sub Deo et Lege podcast that might be of interest to readers here.

First, we interviewed Peter Kilpatrick, President of The Catholic University of America, concerning various questions about free speech, free inquiry, and university life and purpose. President Kilpatrick discussed two different models for the university (any university, secular or religious): institutional neutrality and institutional fidelity.

Second, we discussed with Professor Samuel Bray of Notre Dame Law School his recent piece on the role of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on the common law (which came into full strength in a Protestant era). Among Sam's contributions in his piece, which he mentions in our chat, is that the influence is all the greater to the extent that the Catholic Intellectual Tradition is deemed something like the Christian Intellectual Tradition.


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