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Roundup of dCEC Director's Media Appearances Discussing Dobbs

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Amicus Brief in Dobbs SCOTUS case

O. Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, has extensively discussed the Supreme Court's case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the leak that preceded the final decision, and the wider questions about human flourishing that underlie so much of the public debate about abortion. Here is a comprehensive catalog of his scholarship, writing, interviews, and media mentions on these topics (list updated 14 July 2022)

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Cheers to Our Sorin Fellows of the Class of 2022

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

2022 Sorin Fellows Graduates pose in front of the Main Building
Photo courtesy of Maggie Garnett '22.

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture congratulates the 103 student Sorin Fellows who completed their studies at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College in 2022. In all, 68 undergraduates and 35 graduate and professional Sorin Fellows participated in commencement ceremonies earlier this month.…

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dCEC Presents ND Evangelium Vitae Medal to Dr. John Bruchalski

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

O. Snead, Fr. Ehrman, the Bruchalskis

The University of Notre Dame de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture presented the 11th annual Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal to Dr. John T. Bruchalski, founder of Tepeyac OB/GYN, one of the largest pro-life clinics in the United States, at a Mass and dinner attended by more than 450 guests and friends on April 23, 2022.

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dCEC Director Honored by St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Professor Snead receives St. Thomas More Red Mass award

The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas honored O. Carter Snead, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, at its annual Red Mass on October 9, 2021. The Society’s Red Mass invokes the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the securing of justice, and is celebrated each Fall to mark the beginning of the new legal term for the Texas courts.…

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Marian Schwartz on the Translator’s Vocation and Bringing the Work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to an English-Speaking Audience

Author: Kathryn Pitts and Chelsey Boyle

Marian Schwartz

Since June 20, 2016, when Steve Wrinn, director of the University of Notre Dame Press, received an unsolicited email from his friend the agent Jeremy Beer about publishing Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s English translations, a partnership has grown that stretches from Notre Dame, IN, to Moscow, New York City, Washington, DC, and to Austin, TX, where the award-winning translator Marian Schwartz

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"March On, Notre Dame!" Highlights the University's Pro-Life Commitment

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

January 27, 2021 – The University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture has released a video entitled "March On, Notre Dame!" that highlights the University's commitment to building a culture of life, both on-campus and in the wider public square. Released to coincide with the virtual March for Life on January 29, the video and transcript are available now at ethicscenter.nd.edu/MarchOnND

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de Nicola Center’s Winter Conference to Discuss Our Obligations to One Another

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

dCEC Winter Conference 2021

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame will present a virtual conference January 12–14, 2021, “We Belong to Each Other,” featuring livestreamed presentations by Archbishop José H. Gomez, poet Dana Gioia, historian Elizabeth Lev, philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, author Yuval Levin, public health expert Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, and many others.…

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dCEC Director Carter Snead Reflects on 2020

Author: O. Carter Snead

dCEC 2020 Year In Review

Dear Friends of the de Nicola Center,

What a difference a year makes. When last I wrote a year-end reflection, back in 2019, no one could have imagined how different our world would look today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As I reflect on this unprecedented year, however, I am proud to report that the work of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture has continued stronger than ever, and that our efforts to share the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition, both at Notre Dame and in the public square, achieved great success—thanks to the generous support of our friends and benefactors.…

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