Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2021 / 11:15 am
The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law will create a three-year program to study the compatibility of the U.S. Constitution with Catholicism, the school announced this week.
The law school will be hosting The Project for Constitutional Originalism. The three-year project aims to create an “intellectual center” at the school, which examines the connections between the “Constitution’s original, distinctly American vision of ensuring the protection and flourishing of the human person” and “the Catholic intellectual tradition.”
Stephen C. Payne, dean of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law), said the match of the program with the school is ideal.
“Catholic Law in our nation’s capital is uniquely situated to undertake the scholarly endeavor or identifying significant points of contact between the U.S. Constitution and a couple thousand years of Catholic thought,” Payne stated in an April 26 press release.