The Thomistic Institute: Bringing Truth to Capitol Hill
By: Br. John Mark Solitario, O.P.
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 PFIC’s Thomistic Institute is bringing Truth to the peripheries! Thanks to your continued support, Dominicans are teaming with some of America’s finest young minds to bring the dialogue of faith and reason to our nation’s centers of learning. This Spring, PFIC professors are slated to give lectures at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Institute near the US Capitol. “Thomistic Institute on the Hill” brings the gift of Dominican philosophical and theological tradition to those who are shaping American society’s future.
The premier talk of the Thomistic Institute’s exciting expansion was delivered by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.. Entitled “Who Am I to Judge? Politics and the Problem of Moral Relativism,” Father Legge exposed the roots of cultural skittishness when it comes to admitting right and wrong. Relativism, said Legge, defies basic logic and everyday practical experience. He pointed to monumental truth-seekers such as John Paul II and Martin Luther King Jr.; they taught us that commitment to the Truth about men and women, regardless of time period or popular social conventions, is the only path to the real human good.
With your help, young friars and academics like Fr. Legge are being trained to sustain this dialogue with our country’s future leaders.