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Daniel Philpott to Direct ND Center for Civil and Human Rights

Author: Angela Bermudez

Daniel Philpott, a professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the director of the Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights, effective January 1. Professor Philpott, whose research focuses on religion and reconciliation in politics, is great friend of the Center and a member of our Advisory Board. Congratulations to Professor Philpott!

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ND Law Prof. Discusses Hobby Law Case

Author: Stephen Freddoso

In today's L.A. Times, ND Law Prof. Richard Garnett discusses the merits of Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services. The company is suing HHS over a rule in the Affordable Care which will require it to provide insurance coverage for contraception and some drugs that many believe can cause abortions.

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Former Edith Stein Fellow Angela Miceli on Authentic Feminine Excellence

Author: Stephen Freddoso

 

Angela Miceli, the Center's former Edith Stein Fellow, has penned a piece focusing on authentic Feminine Excellence over at Public Discourse. In the piece, Miceli, who is now an instructor at the University of Navarre, responds to recent articles by Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Corey about whether women can "have it all."

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Center to Host On-Campus Screening of Mandela Film

Author: Stephen Freddoso

 
On Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 pm, the Center will sponsor a film screening in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The film, entitled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, portrays the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid leader who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1998. 

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Carter Snead to Be Honored by St. Thomas More Society at Red Mass

Author: Stephen Freddoso

Center Director Carter Snead will be honored with the St. Thomas More Award from the St. Thomas More Society. The Award is given to one person each year who has made a special contribution to the cause of religious liberty.  
 
The Red Mass is celebrated annually throughout the United States in conjunction with the opening session of the U.S. Supreme Court. This special Mass gives all attending members of the legal community, including judges, attorneys, government officials and law enforcement, the opportunity to reflect on the God-given responsibilities of their profession.…

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Center Director Carter Snead to Deliver Weiss Lecture in Bioethics

Author: Stephen Freddoso

Center Director Carter Snead will be delivering several lectures in Oklahoma this week as a part of the A. Kurt Weiss Lectureship. The main event will take place on Friday Sept 13, 2013 at noon in the East Lecture Hall at Oklahoma University. Professor Snead will give a presentation to OU medical students. The presentation is entitled "The Limits of Science for Public Bioethics." Learn more about the Weiss Lectureship.

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Read Carter Snead's Testimony Before TX State Senate on Late- Term Abortion Ban

Author: Stephen Freddoso

Testimony of Professor O. Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director, Center for Ethics and Culture, and Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Regarding the Constitutionality of SB1, SUBCHAPTER C. ABORTION PROHIBITED AT OR AFTER 20 WEEKS POST-FERTILIZATION.

Before the Texas State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services…

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Dr. Edmund Pellegrino Has Died

Author: Stephen Freddoso

Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, long-time Center friend and Clarke Lecturer, has died. Below is a short tribute to a great man.

 

The Passing of an Icon

 

Prof. Edmund D. Pellegrino MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics, and founding director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA,  died on 13. June 2013. He was 92 years old. 

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Center Founder David Solomon to Receive Ramsey Award

Author: Angela Bermudez

The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is pleased to announce that David Solomon, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and founder of the Center for Ethics and Culture, has been selected to receive the prestigious Paul Ramsey Award for excellence in bioethics. David's work is remarkable for the clarity and conviction about human dignity that it brings to current ethical debates, a clarity that enriches our understanding of the deeper human significance of bioethics. The Center for Bioethics and Culture honors Professor Solomon for his outstanding achievements as a scholar and teacher, and for his invaluable efforts to establish the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.   …

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Dr. Ryan Madison Joins Center as Associate Director

Author: Angela Bermudez

Ryan Madison

The Center for Ethics and Culture is happy to announce that Dr. Ryan Madison will be our new Associate Director. Formerly the Center’s 2012-2013 Myser Fellow, Ryan is an extraordinary scholar and administrator. His work focuses on ancient philosophy, metaphysics, and the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Ryan comes to the Center from the College of St. Thomas More in Fort Worth, where he served as Dean. Prior to that, he taught Philosophy for three years at the Cardinal Glennon College at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was hired by the Archbishop of St. Louis (following a national search) to implement a new four-year Philosophy curriculum. He earned his B.A. from St. John’s College (Annapolis) and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University (Chicago). He is currently completing a book on Aristotle and the relationship between metaphysics and theology. Most importantly, he is passionate about the Center for Ethics and Culture and its mission to share the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through research, teaching, and dialogue at the highest level, across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to his other responsibilities, Ryan will lead the Center’s Integritasprogram starting in the fall. This is a fantastic development for the CEC and for Notre Dame!…

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Medical Ethics Conference this Weekend!

Author: Angela Bermudez

The Center's Annual Medical Ethics Conference kicks off this Friday March 8th! On Friday at 4PM in the McKenna Hall Auditorium, Elvira Parravicini of Columbia Medical School will give a presentation entitled "Life and the Need for Happiness." The presentation will will focus on methods of caring for seriously ill newborn children and their families. This lecture and the reception following are free and open to the public.…

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Edith Stein Project Starts Today in McKenna Hall

Author: Angela Bermudez

Join us in McKenna Hall where the Notre Dame undergraduate group IDND will hold its annual Edith Stein Project on Notre Dame's campus today and tomorrow. The Edith Stein Project (ESP) is an annual conference that addresses various issues of gender, sexuality, and human dignity by exploring what it means to be authentic women and men. The conference is coordinated entirely by Notre Dame undergraduates, and the Center is proud to sponsor such a worthy endeavor.…

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Associate Director's Reflection on the Anniversary of Roe

Author: Angela Bermudez

The following is a reflection by the Center's Associate Director, Angela Engelsen. To see today's Gospel reading and for more reflections, visit faith.nd.edu.
 
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing abortion for the full term of pregnancy. In the United States alone, since 1973, 55 million of the most innocent and defenseless among us, our unborn brothers and sisters, have lost their lives to abortion. With such a staggering loss of innocent human life, the U.S. bishops today call us to prayer and penance for the legal protection of unborn children. 

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