Leo XIII Center

Representative Contributions

Representative Contributions

Anton Rauscher, Emeritus Professor of Christian Social Teaching, University of Augsburg and Director, Catholic Center for Social Thought, Mőnchengladbach, 1963-2010, “The Church and Democracy: The Long Path toward Reconciliation.” Jude P. Dougherty, Dean Emeritus, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, “Secularization of Education in the United States.”

Bernhard Vogel, former Prime Minister and President Emeritus of Konrad Adenauer Foundation, “Quo Vadis Europa?”

Wolfgang Ockenfels, Professor, Theological Faculty of Trier, “Religion and Violence.”

Philip Gleason, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, “Integration as a Cultural and Religious Problem.”

Wolfgang Bergsdorf, President of the Gőrres-Gesellschaft and past President of the University of Erfurt, “The Power of the Media as Challenge to Democracy.”

Raymond Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, “The Natural Law: Foundation of Legal Realism.”

Fred D. Miller, Jr., Professor and Director of Social Philosophy and Policy Center,  Bowling Green State University, “Moral Character and Democratic Capitalism.”

John. P. Hittinger, Professor of Philosophy, St Thomas University, “On Citizen and Conscience.”

Nicholas T. Pinchuk, President and CEO, Snap-On, “Responsibility and the Multinational.”

George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney “Islam and Democracy in the West.”

Manfred Spieker, Professor of Christian Social Thought, University of Osnabrűck “Responsibility and the Rule of Law: John Paul II and the Protection of Human Life.”

Michael Novak, George F. Jewett Chair in Religion and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute, “What is Europe? Europe and America in Global Context.”

Johannes Thomas, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Paderborn, “Tolerance / Intolerance in Islam and the Tolerance of Intolerance in the West.”

William A. Frank, Professor of Philosophy, University of Dallas, “Personalist Dimensions of Property.”

Wilfried Becker, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Passau, “The Development of the Confessions in Germany and Their Effect on the Formation of Culture.”

Christian Hillgruber, Chair of Civil Law, University of Bonn, “Ist privates Eigentum ein Menschenrecht? Philosophische und verfassungshistorische Überlegungen.