The Catholic University of America


Professor Lucia Silecchia Leads Undergraduates
in Discussion of Life and Faith


Law school faculty Professor Lucia Silecchia was the guest speaker at a dinner discussion on Oct. 24 with Catholic University undergraduates on “Catholic Social Thought and the Dignity of the Human Person.” Her talk was arranged by the campus ministry group Students on the Mount.
Students on the Mount describes itself as “committed to a student movement for social justice on the CUA campus and in the DC community. We offer opportunities for the CUA community to discover and apply Catholic Social Teaching through conversations, campus events and social action.”
The dinner was held in Caldwell Hall on Catholic University’s campus. Silecchia’s address centered upon the ramifications of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the human person.
“When it opened up to questions, we had a far ranging discussion on everything from protection of vulnerable unborn life to the laws of armed conflict to living wages to protection of those with disabilities, and the responsibilities that come with rights,” said Silecchia, adding: “Our undergrads are a great group of people!”
Professor Silecchia has written in the areas of environmental law and ethics, Catholic social thought, legal education, law and literature, and legal writing.  
In 2007, she was one of nine Americans to participate in a Vatican conference on Climate Change and Development organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.