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The Thomistic Institute

Catholic Truth in a Contemporary World

 

The Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone.  

The TI is an academic institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

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 The concluding panel discussion featuring Adrian Vermeule, Margarita Mooney, and R.R. Reno, moderated by Julius Krein. Also pictured at podium: Harvard PhD student Amy Chandran. 

The concluding panel discussion featuring Adrian Vermeule, Margarita Mooney, and R.R. Reno, moderated by Julius Krein. Also pictured at podium: Harvard PhD student Amy Chandran. 

March 2nd and 3rd, 2018: Harvard Conference

on Christianity and Liberalism

On Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, the Thomistic Institute and the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy sponsored a conference on Christianity and Liberalism, featuring such speakers as Rémi Brague, Fr. Dominic Legge, OP, R.R. Reno, and Adrian Vermuele. Public Discourse, Modern Age, and Mirror of Justice have all featured articles about the event, which you can find here, here, and here respectively. 

 

February 21, 2018: Political Principles in the Age of Trump

 

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the Values and Capitalism initiative at AEI co-sponsored an event with the Thomistic Institute, entitled, "Political Principles in the Age of Trump." R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, delivered preliminary remarks before engaging in a moderated discussion with Elizabeth Corey (Baylor University), Joshua Mitchell (Georgetown University), and George Weigel (Ethics & Public Policy Center). They considered namely, how Christians might engage faithfully and prudently in a pluralistic—and at times, antagonistic—public square. 

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The American ConservativeReal Clear Policy, and Juicy Ecumenism have featured articles about the event. You can read The American Conservative's article, "Fashioning a Post-Fusionist Christian Politics," by clicking hereReal Clear Policy's article, "Solidarity in America," by clicking hereand the post at Juicy Ecumenism, "Maintaining Christian Political Principles during the Trump Administration," by clicking here.

 

FR. DOMINIC LEGGE, OP ON ST. THOMAS

A short video from the Aquinas Initiative with of our Assistant Director Fr. Dominic Legge, OP answering the question: "How did you get interested in St. Thomas Aquinas?"

Fr. Legge is the Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute and is Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.  

His recent book The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas is available on Amazon in hard copy (and for for Kindle) and can be ordered directly from Oxford University Press

 

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