Sarah Yaklic, director of the Grotto Network, joined the University in 2017 after five years as the director of digital media for the Archdiocese of Washington. Her background also includes service as the director of youth ministry for the archdiocese.
Her Spring 2018 Bread of Life talk is entitled, "Transforming the Echo Chamber."
Every semester since Spring 2009, the Center has hosted Bread of Life dinner discussions. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty to meet, reflect on, and discuss their attitudes toward beginning-of-life issues. Bread of Life is especially meant to attract students who might not already be strongly committed to the Church’s teachings on these issues but who are open to exploring them.
The format for the evening is a brief fifteen-minute reflection offered by a member of the faculty or staff on a topic related to beginning-of-life ethical issues. Following the reflection, professors, university staff, and students discuss the issue together and reflect on their own attitudes toward life issues over dinner. All participants receive a copy of Pope St. John Paul II's encyclical "on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life," Evangelium Vitae.