On January 6, the Center partnered with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, to present a condensed version of the Notre Dame Vita Institute, its elite pro-life training program. More than 175 guests registered to take part in the one-day workshop to explore the most pressing life issues with the CEC's world-premier scholars in biology, philosophy, theology, and law. In his remarks at the conference, Cardinal Dolan praised the work of the CEC, saying, "We need a day like this. We need to come together and hear renowned intellectuals assure us that we have science, philosophy, and America's founding principles on our pro-life side."
Presenters at the daylong workshop included O. Carter Snead, the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture; Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University; Dr. Mary O’Callaghan, Public Policy Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Culture; and Father John Paul Kimes, the Raymond of Peñafort Fellow in Canon Law at the Center for Ethics and Culture and an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.