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Red Mass: 2009 Homily, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (2010)

This homily was delivered by Fr. Kalscheur at the Detroit Red Mass celebrated at Sts....

 

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Conscience and Citizenship: The Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Journal of Catholic Social Thought (2009)

In their statement, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledge that “the...

 

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Civil Procedure and the Establishment Clause: Exploring the Ministerial Exception, Subject-Matter Jurisdiction, and the Freedom of the Church, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2008)

What sort of defense is provided by the ministerial exception to employment discrimination claims? The...

 

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Catholics in Public Life: Judges, Legislators, and Voters, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (2007)

Does the desire to avoid culpable cooperation in moral evil make the conscientious Catholic judge...

 

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Ignatian Spirituality and the Life of the Lawyer: Finding God in All Things – Even in the Ordinary Practice of the Law, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (2007)

All of us know lawyers who seem unhappy, unfree, directionless, and dis-integrated, who seem to...

 

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Christian Scripture and American Scripture: An Instructive Analogy?, Journal of Law and Religion (2006)

This Review Essay examines the analogy between biblical interpretation and constitutional interpretation drawn by the...

 

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Moral Limits on Morals Legislation: Lessons for U.S. Constitutional Law from the Declaration on Religious Freedom, University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2006)

A persistent American confusion regarding the proper relationship between law and morality is manifest in...

 

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A Calling Heeded, Boston College Law School Magazine (2005)

In many ways, the conviction that may be most distinctive about Jesuit life and Ignatian...

 

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John Paul II, John Courtney Murray, and the Relationship Between Civil Law and Moral Law: A Constructive Proposal for Contemporary American Pluralism, Journal of Catholic Social Thought (2004)

In his 1995 encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II outlined a jurisprudential vision which...

 

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Law School as a Culture of Conversation: Re-imagining Legal Education as a Process of Conversion to the Demands of Authentic Conversation, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal (1996)

Conventional wisdom holds that the principal task of a law school is to teach law...

 

Contributions to Books

Conscience and Citizenship: The Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Voting and Holiness: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation (2012)

Originally published in Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6 (2009): 319-336.

 

Book Reviews

Selected Professional Activities

Response to Richard Garnett, "Individuals, Institutions, and Religious Freedom" (with Richard Garnett), Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life (2012)
 
Insights into U.S. Law: Religious Freedom, Boston College Law School (2012)

A lecture on freedom of religion for Chinese law students from Renmin University in Beijing,...

 
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: An Ongoing Conversation at Boston College, 2012 Institute for Administration in Catholic Higher Education (2012)
 
Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Emmanuel College Provost's Office (2012)
 
"'Nothing Finally is Profane": Reflections on Faith and Life in the Law, College of the Holy Cross, Campus Ministry (2011)

Many law students and lawyers report a dis-integrating separation between their faith and their work....

 
Insights into U.S. Law: Freedom of Religion, Boston College Law School (program for Chinese students from Renmin University) (2011)

Presentation of basic concepts in the U.S. constitutional law of religious freedom, with a focus...

 
From Living Conversations to Living Tradition: Embodying the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in Student Affairs, Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (2011)
 
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: An Ongoing Conversation at Boston College, 2011 Institute for Administration in Catholic Higher Education (2011)
 
Spiritual Exercises, Conference on Catholic Legal Thought 2011 Summer Institute (2011)
 
Conscience, Citizenship, and Professional Life: Questions of Conscience for Judges, Legislators, and Voters, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Rhode Island St. Thomas More Society (2011)

A public official or professional's commitment to moral integrity demands that his or her participation...

 
Catholic Social Thought and the Law, Harvard Catholic Law Students' Association (2011)
 
Response from a Jesuit Law Professor, Robert Drinan: Man, Priest, and Politician (2011)

Are the roles of priest and politician compatible? As important as much of Fr. Drinan's...

 
Presider and Homilist, Detroit Red Mass, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2009)
 
Courses in Catholic Social Thought and the Law, Joseph T. McMullen, Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and the Law (2009)
 
Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Candid Conversation, 2009 Institute for Administration in Catholic Higher Education, Boston College (2009)
 
Conscience and Citizenship: The Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Joseph T. McMullen, Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and the Law (2008)
 
Faithful Citizenship and the Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Presentation for the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors (2008)
 

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