The purpose of the St. Thomas More Society (STMS) is to encourage Catholic lawyers to live a Christian vocation by sanctifying their daily work and promoting high ethical principles in the legal profession as exemplified by the life of St. Thomas More.
On October 14, 2017, Mike Regitz, Dustin Mauck, and guests of RegitzMauck attended the 2017 Red Mass at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Dinner Reception at the Petroleum Club, where Professor Gerard V. Bradley of the University of Notre Dame was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Attendees of the ceremony, which invokes the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the deliberations of the courts and other endeavors in the administration of justice, included members of the judiciary, the bar, law faculty, and public officials.
Bishop Edward Burns of the Diocese of Dallas was the Red Mass homilist. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Professor Gerard Bradley, is one of the nation’s foremost proponents of natural law, described as norms and principles that have prescriptive force but do not depend for their validity upon human choice or decision. Professor Bradley has written extensively on the intersection of law and morality, particularly as applied to the issues of abortion, natural marriage, and religious liberty.
The name of the Red Mass, which originated in Europe in the thirteenth century, comes from the red vestments worn by the clergy and the scarlet robes worn by the judges. Attendees of the Red Mass are encouraged to wear red (e.g., red ties for the men, red dresses for women).
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