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Professor Snead to Deliver Presentation at National Right to Life Convention

Author: Stephen Freddoso

Come hear Center Director Carter Snead's plenary address on the first day of the National Right to Life's Annual Convention this week at the historic Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky! The convention will take place from Thursday, June 26, through Saturday, June 28.

On June 26, at 12:45 p.m., Professor Snead will give a featured presentation entitled "The Lessons of Fetal Pain and the Duty to Protect Unborn Children." Read his related remarks

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Center Leads on Notre Dame Day

Author: Angela Bermudez

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to vote for the Center for Ethics and Culture on Notre Dame Day. Because of your help, the Center finished at the top of the leaderboard for Centers and Institutes, and ranked in the top ten overall!…

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Unexpected Pregnancy Counseling Training

Author: Angela Bermudez

Facing an unexpected pregnancy can be one of the most difficult challenges that a person can encounter. In facing that challenge, a person, whether a woman or a man, may reach out to someone else with questions on what to do or where to go. The person to whom they reach out could be you.
 
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Ellen Sommer, MS, will conduct a training session on how to positively support and respond to someone facing an unexpected pregnancy. Whether in the dorm room, over the phone, or in the coffee shop, the skills and techniques that you will learn during this session will equip you to effectively listen to, advise, and direct someone to helpful, life-affirming resources that will help and support that person as she or he faces this challenge.…

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Father Dailey awarded Magister Vitae Award

Author: Angela Bermudez

Congratulations to Rev. Bill Dailey, C.S.C., our Thomas More fellow, for winning the second annual Magister Vitae Award! The award is given by Notre Dame Right to Life to an outstanding faculty member at the University of Notre Dame whose teaching, scholarship, and life exemplify what it means to build a culture of life at Notre Dame and in the world. Father Dailey's humble witness and unwavering commitment to the pro-life cause have been a great source of support and inspiration to the Notre Dame community.

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John Haldane to Deliver Clarke Family Lecture in Medical Ethics

Author: Angela Bermudez

On  Friday, March 21st in the McKenna Auditorium, John Haldane will deliver the Clarke Family Lecture in Medical Ethics as a part of the Center's Medical Ethics Conference.  His lecture is entitled "Profession, Vocation, and Healthcare Ethics." John Haldane is a professor of philosophy at St. Andrews University and the 2013-2014 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture.…

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Carter Snead to be on panel about Notre Dame's Catholic Identity

Author: Angela Bermudez

On March 3rd at 7:30pm, Director Carter Snead will be on a panel entitled “The Pope Francis Challenge: Notre Dame and Catholic Identity.” Along with Patrick Deneen, professor of Constitutional Studies, and Martjin Cremers, professor of Finance, they will discuss Pope’s Francis comments on the Catholic identity of Notre Dame and its challenges for us. Find out more here

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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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