Dr. J. Budziszewski — Natural Law and the American Founding: Were the Founders Confused?

Dr. J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, delivers his talk entitled “Natural Law and the American Founding: Were the Founders Confused?”.  Dr. Budziszewski’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

William Saunders — The Human Right to Religious Liberty: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?

William Saunders, Esq, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel for Americans United for Life, delivers his talk entitled “The Human Right to Religious Liberty: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?”  Mr. Saunders’ talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

August 2012: “In Defense of Life, Love, and Freedom” – Dr. Helen Alvaré

August 2012 Show: “Human Rights vs. Religious Freedom?”

With special guest Dr. Helen Alvaré

Religious liberty is a cherished American right. Today, that right finds itself in direct conflict with some people’s definition of human rights, such as the so-called “rights” to reproductive freedom and same-sex unions. Join us as we discuss this issue with Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Download the free handout: Human Rights vs. Religious Freedom?

Master’s Program Commencement Address

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) MA ‘96 received an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University at the 2011 commencement for graduate students.  In his address, he exhorts the graduate students to use their education for the betterment of their community and nation.  “Politics is downstream from the culture,” said Rep. Fortenberry, and the culture of death erodes our country since “the strength of a nation depends upon the strength of the family….Where do you want to live?  What sort of community do you want to live in?  Pray for that place, work for that place, fight for that place.”

PODCAST: Download the podcast of this talk here.

Government Comes from Culture, Not Culture from Government

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) MA ‘96 received an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University at the 2011 commencement for graduate students.  In his address, he exhorts the graduate students to use their education for the betterment of their community and nation.  “Politics is downstream from the culture,” said Rep. Fortenberry, and the culture of death erodes our country since “the strength of a nation depends upon the strength of the family….Where do you want to live?  What sort of community do you want to live in?  Pray for that place, work for that place, fight for that place.”

Watch the full talk here: Master’s Program Commencement Address.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — Master’s Program Commencement Address

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) MA ‘96 received an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University at the 2011 commencement for graduate students.  In his address, he exhorts the graduate students to use their education for the betterment of their community and nation.  “Politics is downstream from the culture,” said Rep. Fortenberry, and the culture of death erodes our country since “the strength of a nation depends upon the strength of the family….Where do you want to live?  What sort of community do you want to live in?  Pray for that place, work for that place, fight for that place.”

VIDEO: Watch the video of this talk here.

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