Saint Thomas More Society combines faith, legal studies

The Saint Thomas More Society is a group of Catholic law students at the University of Kansas School of Law. Group members focus on living out our Catholic faith in our daily lives and studies. Encouraging daily prayer, frequent receipt of the Sacraments, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and learning more about our faith are methods by which we foster this lifestyle. We aim to protect life at all stages, uphold the sanctity of marriage and family, and open hearts and minds to God’s mercy. The society hosts speakers and debates touching on pertinent social issues facing attorneys in modern society. In addition, we actively pursue opportunities to serve the church through volunteer opportunities.

In the fall, we invited an attorney from Shook, Hardy & Bacon to speak to the society about pro bono opportunities and the Catholic practice of law. We also co-hosted a discussion with the Federalist Society on the origins of natural law. Dr. John-Mark Miravalle represented the society and presented that natural law is immutable and implanted on man’s heart by God, which in turn provides the foundation for moral rules to guide his choices. This spring, the society will co-host a debate along with the Society of Open-Minded Atheists on the existence of God. If you would like to learn more about our group, please visit our blog to get information about recent and upcoming events. St. Thomas More, pray for us!

Frank Basgall, president, Saint Thomas More Society