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In Memoriam: Peter Lawler

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

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The Center for Ethics and Culture mourns the death of Peter Augustine Lawler of Berry College, who passed away on May 23, 2017. Lawler had been a frequent speaker and guest at Notre Dame events over the years, most recently in March 2016 when he presented on Walker Percy's Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

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Congratulations to our Sorin Fellows of the Class of 2017!

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Sorin Fellows Ev 2017

The Center for Ethics and Culture is proud to salute the Sorin Fellows of the Class of 2017! Through their affiliation with the Center, these students have had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition and examine the many ways they can be brought to bear on pressing ethical issues in culture and public policy today. As they graduate and head out to "make prayers of their educations" (Bl. Basil Moreau), we promise our prayers and good wishes!…

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CEC co-hosts Colloquium "On Secularization" at Sorbonne

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Paris Colloquium

The Center for Ethics and Culture is co-hosting a colloquium "On Secularization" at the Law School of the Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne Paris Cité, May 12–13, 2017. This colloquium marks the beginning of a new scholarly research collaboration on Christianity and the West organized in collaboration with the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne Paris Cité, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), and the Centre d’études du Saulchoir (France).…

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Hope Steffensen Awarded Polking Family Fellowship for Law Studies

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

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February 24, 2017 -- The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is excited to announce the 2017 CEC Polking Family Fellow, which results in a full tuition fellowship for three years of study at Notre Dame Law School. Hope Steffensen will begin studies in Fall 2017, joining the inaugural Polking Fellow, Margo Borders.

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In Memoriam: Michael Novak

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Michael Novak

The Center for Ethics and Culture lost a great friend upon the death of author, journalist, diplomat, and philosopher Michael Novak on February 17, 2017. "Michael was a kind man and influential Catholic thinker whom our undergraduate and graduate Sorin Fellows loved to be around," said CEC Director Carter Snead. "We are grateful for his support and encouragement over the years. May he rest in peace."…

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CEC Director Snead Profiles the Pro-Life Legacy of US Rep Henry Hyde

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

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In a featured article in the January 2017 issue of Columbia Magazine, CEC Director Carter Snead profiled the late US Representative Henry Hyde, a bipartisan lawmaker and pro-life champion who represented the state of Illinois from 1975-2007. "It is no exaggeration to say that the late U.S. Representative Henry J. Hyde was the greatest American champion in the most important human rights struggle of our time – namely, the fight for equal justice under law for the unborn child," writes Snead. The namesake of the landmark Hyde Amendment, which has severely restricted federal funding of abortion since 1976, Representative Hyde "grasped that a society is to be judged by how well (or poorly) it cares for and protects the least among us, and that Roe v. Wade

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