On November 15, 2022, Catholic Law hosted the second Faith in Action event of the 2022-2023 academic year. Elizabeth Kirk, Director of Catholic Law’s Center for Law and the Human Person, opened the program by welcoming the group to the the Faith in Action series and introducing Louis Brown, Associate Director of Catholic Law’s Center for Law and the Human Person. Brown then introduced Fr. Robert Boxie, priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Catholic Chaplain at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In his talk, “My Quest for the Truth,” Boxie spoke about his journey from his hometown in Louisiana to the priesthood, and how that journey was his quest for the truth.
Fr. Robert Boxie, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, is the Catholic Chaplain at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He previously served as the parochial vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Largo, Maryland. Fr. Boxie graduated from Vanderbilt University and Harvard Law School. After law school, he clerked for a federal judge in Maryland, and then practiced law for a few years in Washington. He felt God’s call to the priesthood and took a huge leap of faith to join the seminary. His formation began at Theological College Seminary at the Catholic University of America, and continued at the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Fr. Boxie is an avid runner, tennis player, and, among other things, a classical music junkie.The Faith in Action series was founded to promote the integration of faith and the practice of law through the witness of legal professionals and is sponsored by Catholic Law’s Center for Law and the Human Person.