The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Allentown is a Catholic professional association that promotes the mutual interaction of faith and culture in the realm of law and public policy.
Ecumenical and interreligious in nature, and collegial in scope, this society brings together people of any faith engaged in the legal profession to celebrate a common inheritance under the law, to provide for continuing education, to nurture an ongoing ethical formation, and to cooperate in a shared mission of the laity to the world.
Inspiration for this association comes from the life and legacy of ST. THOMAS MORE (1478-1535), patron of Statesmen, Politicians, and Lawyers, whose fidelity to his faith was firmly grounded in the search for truth, the dignity of the person, the unity of the family, and the justice of civil society. Martyred for his religious convictions, he is recognized as a symbol of integrity and a hero of conscience by people regardless of their nationalities or beliefs.
“Sir Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in about a hundred years’ time.”
-- G.K. CHESTERTON (1929)