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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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Lorenza Violini Joins Center as Visiting Fellow

Author: Angela Bermudez

The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is happy to host Lorenza Violini, Professor of Law at the University of Milan, as a Visiting Scholar for the next few weeks. As a part of her time here, Professor Violini will present a paper at our 13th Annual Fall Conference, beginning today. Her paper is entitled "Scientific Evidence and Moral Values: Case Law from European Courts."…

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