Lecture Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Provost Memorial Lecture HUMAN RIGHTS A Challenge to Canon Law? has been cancelled.

HUMAN RIGHTS- A Challenge to Canon Law?

Human Rights



Prof. Dr. Helmuth Pree
Ludwig-Maximilian-University; Catholic Theology Faculty 


HUMAN RIGHTS- A Challenge to Canon Law?

March 22, 2018
4:30 PM
Heritage Hall, Fr. O'Connell Hall, The Catholic University of America

Open to the public, reception to follow.

Lecture Summary

"Vatican II and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church insistently defend the acknowledgement of human dignity and the protection of human rights. The Church addresses this demand to ​s​tates and those who govern them​. But ​w​hat is the relevance ​of human dignity and human rights ​for the Church herself and for her own law? What is the relationship between human rights and the rights and duties of all the faithful (cc. 208-223 CIC)? Is there a close or even inseparable relationship between human dignity and human rights? The answer depends first and foremost on what ​'​human dignity​'​ and what ​'​law​'​​ stand for in ​canon law."