• August 2022
    Co-Directors of Catholic Law’s Center for Religious Liberty Featured on a Recent Federalist Society Webinar

  • February 2022
    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Comments On Protecting Religious Liberty for New York Health Care Workers

    William Saunders participated in the first civil society meeting with Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Rashad Hussain.

  • January 2022
    Two Members of Catholic Law’s Center for Religious Liberty Participate in “Institutional Religious Freedom: Exploring Contemporary Policy Challenges

  • December 2021
    Joel Alicea published “Liberalism and Disagreement in American Constitutional Theory,” 107 VA. L. Rev.

    Joel Alicea published “Dobbs and the Fate of the Conservative Legal Movement.” City J.

  • October 2021
    Mark Rienzi presented an invited paper at a roundtable at the Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA.

    Annual Human Rights Lecture Ambassador Sam Brownback in Conversation with William Saunders on Human Rights and International Religious Freedom.

    Ambassador Sam Brownback joined the Center as a Fellow in October 2021, having served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from 2018 – 2021. The former Governor and Senator from Kansas will teach a course on international religious freedom in the Spring of 2022.

  • September 2021
    Federal Society roundup of religious liberty developments at SCOTUS with Rienzi and Saunders.

    William Saunders wrote a Washington Insider column for the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly on the Fulton decision and the upcoming Dobbs decision.

  • August 2021
    Joel Alicea was featured on “Religious Freedom Matters” Podcast on EWTN.

    Co-director Mark Rienzi and Will Haun '12 gave a presentation on COVID and Religious Liberty.  Click here to learn more.

  • July 2021
    The Center cosponsored the International Religious Freedom Summit, held in Washington, DC. Co-director William Saunders served on the organizing committee. At the Summit, the Center held a session in which Co-director Saunders and CUA Distinguished Fellow, Chen Guangcheng, discussed religious liberty issues in China.

  • May 2021
    The Center assisted with an amicus brief by religious liberty scholars from around the world filed with the Inter American Court of Human Rights. The case concerned religious liberty protections for Catholic schools in Chile.

  • March 2021
    Rienzi and Saunders, Faith & Law event, “Covid and the Courts – Current Threats to Religious Liberty.”

  • October 2020
    A Conversation with Judge Daniel Aaron Bress, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Professor Daniel F. Attridge. DATE A study of COVID lockdown cases with James Phillips. Click here to learn more.

    Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court Virtual Event featuring Louis Brown, Executive Director, Chrismedicus.org, Will Haun '12, Consel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and Co-directors, William Saunders and Mark Rienzi, for Center of Liberty.  Click here to learn more.

  • September 2020
    Rienzi and Saunders, Federalist Society Podcast, “Previewing the New Term.”

  • July 2020
    Mark Rienzi and William Saunders, Federalist Society Podcast, “Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court: the 2020 Term and Beyond.”

  • March 2020
    Center also began a relationship as co-sponsor of the Siegenthaler-Sutherland Cup, which is the nation's oldest (71 years) and now only national First Amendment moot court competition. The sponsorship provides that every year one of the questions in the competition will address religious liberty. Twenty-four teams from around the country come to Washington, D.C., for a 2-day competition. The competition requires all teams to brief and argue both sides of each question.

  • February 2020
    Hosted “Religious Liberty and Nondiscrimination: Are We on a Collision Course?” presented by The Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch, United States Court of Appeals, for the 11th Circuit at the Columbus School of Law.  Click here to learn more.

    The Center hired Joel Alicea, J.D., as its first Fellow.

  • May 2019
    Participated as part of a panel in the Freedom of Religious Institutions in Society Conference held in Washington, D.C.

  • November 2018
    Justice Alito talking to students in the law school atrium
    Hosted “A Special Lecture: The Honorable Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States” at the Columbus School of Law. Click here to learn more.

    Religious Liberty Conference signage
    Hosted a symposium entitled “The Future of Religious Liberty in America” at the Columbus School of Law. Co-sponsored with the Heritage Foundation. Click here to learn more.

  • July 2018
    “The Fight for International Religious Freedom: Perspectives from the Vatican,” featuring U.S. Ambassador Callista Gingrich and Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Co-sponsored with the Religious Freedom Institute.

  • April 2018
    Held inaugural lecture with Ambassador Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador-at- large for international religious freedom at Columbus School of Law. Click here to learn more.