Patrick McKinley Brennan

Villanova University School of Law

John F. Scarpa Chair and Professor of Law

299 N. Spring Mill Road

Villanova, PA 19085

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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Subsidiarity in the Tradition of Catholic Social Doctrine

Subsidiarity in Comparative Perspective, Michelle Evans and Augusto Zimmermann, eds., Springer, Forthcoming , Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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subsidiarity, social justice, common good, solidarity, state, society, sovereignty, service, Catholic social doctrine

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The Place of 'Higher Law' in the Quotidian Practice of Law: Herein of Practical Reason, Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Sex Toys

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2009-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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legislation, judging, natural law, natural rights, Justice Scalia, Aquinas, administrative law, practical reason, judicial review

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Resisting the Grand Coalition in Favor of the Status Quo by Giving Full Scope to the Libertas Ecclesiae

Freedom and the Moral Law: Proceedings from the Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 2013, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3060
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Oct 2013
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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religious freedom, liberty of the church, Jesus Christ, common good, free exercise, First Amendment, freedom of conscience, liberalism, Catholic Church, John Locke, HHS mandate, John Courtney Murray, Judge John Noonan

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The Individual Mandate, Sovereignty, and the Ends of Good Government: A Reply to Professor Randy Barnett

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-2001
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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individual mandate, sovereignty, commerce clause, necessary and proper, commandeer, written constitution, health, negative liberty, positive liberty, Hobbes, Bodin

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An Essay on Christian Constitutionalism: Building in the Divine Style, for the Common Good(s)

Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2015-1014
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 02 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2015
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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constitutional, constitutionalism, state, civil society, church, commonwealth, common good, religion, Christianity, establishment, separation, cooperation, conscience, tolerance, lawmaking, equity, prudence, art, natural law, natural law, rights, rights of God, social justice, subsidiarity, theocrac

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Human Law and Natural Law in the Catholic Tradition: Authoritative Guides to the Good Life

TEACHING THE TRADITION: A DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION, J. Piderit, M. Morey, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-18
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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positive law, positivism, due process of law, natural law, natural rights, constitutional interpretation, equity, justice, good life, prudence, Holmes, Buck v. Bell, Aquinas

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'The Pursuit of Happiness' Comes Home to Roost? Same-Sex Union, the Summum Bonum, and Equality

BYU Journal of Public Law, Vol. 27, Issue 2, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3052
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Jul 2013
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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marriage, same-sex union, happiness, John Locke, creedal nation, Declaration of Independence, equality, due process, equal protection, summum bonum, constructivism

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Self-Love and Forgiveness: A Holy Alliance?

FORGIVNESS, Darlene Weaver, ed., Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2009-19
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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forgiveness, love, self-love, justice, offense, virtue, happiness, reconciliation, Aquinas, criminal law, similarity, equality

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Locating Authority in Law, and Avoiding the Authoritarianism of 'Textualism'

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2007-16
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Oct 2007
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Authority, textualism, Scalia, positivism, natural law, office, community, democracy

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'What's the Matter with You Catholics?' Soundings in Catholic Social Thought: 'Traditions in Turmoil' by Mary Ann Glendon

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2008-11, Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Apr 2008
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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human rights, civil society, subsidiarity, Catholic social thought

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'Religious Freedom,' the Individual Mandate, and Gifts: On Why the Church is Not a Bomb Shelter

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3006
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Oct 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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religious freedom, individual mandate, contraceptives, rights, state, church, subsidiarity, social justice, pluralism, immunity

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Are Catholics Unreliable from a Democratic Point of View? Thoughts on the Occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary of Paul Blanshard’s American Freedom and Catholic Power

Villanova Law Review, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-07
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Feb 2010
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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democracy, religious liberty, freedom of the church, conscience, prejudice, monism, higher law, Catholic Church, Paul Blanshard, John Courtney Murray

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A Catholic Way to Cook a Hamburger? The Catholic Case against McLaw

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1025
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Justice Scalia, Textualism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Catholic Church, Natural Law, Divine Law, Legislation, Freedom of Conscience, Free Exercise, Common Good

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The Liberty of the Church: Source, Scope, and Scandal

Journal of Contemporary Legal issues, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3062
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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freedom of the Church, liberty of conscience, religious freedom, First Amendment, toleration, state, groups, natural rights, modus vivendi

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John Noonan on Development of Moral Doctrine and Capital Punishment: A Cautionary Tribute from the Time of Pope Francis

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, John Noonan, Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Moral Doctrine, Development, Love, Justice, Glucksberg, Religious Liberty, Conscience, Coercion, Usury, Slavery, John Henry Newman, Jacques Maritain

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The Decreasing Ontological Density of the State in Catholic Social Doctrine

Villanova Law Review, Scarpa Symposium, Vol. 52, 2007, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2006-23
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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jurisprudence and legal philosophy

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Are Legislation and Rules a Problem in Law? Thoughts on the Work of Joseph Vining

Villanova Law Review, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-08
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Feb 2010
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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law, legislation, statutes, rules, authority, judging, natural law, higher law, the good, textualism, equity of the statute, Thomas Aquinas

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Lawmaking, Administration, and Traces of Civic Republicanism: Thought on Jean Porter’s Ministers of the Law

Journal of Catholic Social Thought: Symposium on Jean Porter's Ministers of the Law: Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-22
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Natural law, legislation, textualism, interpretation, delegation, administration, authority, civic republicanism, Brand-X

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A Quandary in Law? A (Qualified) Catholic Denial

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2007-2, Law's Quandry, Symposium Issue on Steven Smith, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Mar 2007
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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jurisprudence, natural law, legal realism, practical reason, Pope Benedict XVI, transcendence, God, Justice Scalia

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Differentiating Church and State (Without Losing the Church)

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2008-12
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 11 May 2008
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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free exercise, church autonomy, separation, civil society

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Against Sovereignty: A Cautionary Note on the Normative Power of the Actual

Notre Dame Law Review, 2007, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2006-16
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Oct 2006
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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sovereignty, sovereign dignity, Roberts, Rehnquist, Seminole, natural law, natural rights

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Implementing Religious Law in Modern Nation-States: Reflections from the Catholic Tradition

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 May 2014
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Higher law, religious law, New Testament, Old Testament, law of love, natural law, human law, lawmaking, prudence sovereignty, natural rights, religion, toleration, justice, establishment, Catholic Church, political liberalism, by nature equal

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Equality, Conscience, and the Liberty of the Church: Justifying the Controversiale Per Controversialius

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2009-09
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Conscience, equality, religion, pluralism, establishment, free exercise, freedom of the church, Rawls, political liberalism, range property, Maritain

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Introduction to Legal Affinities: Explorations in the Legal Form of Thought

Carolina Academic Press 2012, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3004
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Sep 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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authority, authoritarian, persons, minds, force, love, God, legislation, grace, music, nihilism, the good

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The Mighty Work of Making Nations Happy: A Response to James Davison Hunter

Pepperdine Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3002
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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law, authority, power, constitutional law, natural law, culture, tradition, Christianity, Hungary

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Punishment Among Friends: Charity-love and Redress of Violations of the Common Good

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 May 2022
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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Hatred, retribution, love, charity, friendship, mercy, common good, redress, criminal justice, sentencing, death penalty, virtue, supernatural, Thomas Aquinas, Jeffrie Murphy

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Two Cheers for the Constitution of the United States: A Response to Professor Lee J. Strang

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 104, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3003
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Sep 2012
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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virtue, originalism, original public meaning, lawgiver, separation, church, state, framers

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Harmonizing Plural Societies: The Case of Lasallians, Families, Schools - and the Poor

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Vol. 45, p. 131, 2007, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2007-1
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Apr 2007
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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law and religion, group persons, jurisprudence, Free Exercise, sovereignty, political theory, subsidiarity, schools, poverty, Catholic social doctrine

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Delivering the Goods: Herein of Mead, Delegations, and Authority

Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2009-05
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Patrick McKinley Brennan
Villanova University School of Law
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delegation, authority, Mead, natural law, obedience, deference, interpretation, religion, judicial review