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Director, Jessica Keating, on the March for Life and Practices of Hospitality 

Director, Jessica Keating, on Stumbling into the Pro-Life Movement

Director, Jessica Keating, on Dorothy Day, Abortion, and Mercy

Director, Jessica Keating, on Planned Parenthood and the Disease of Decadence.












Tue Oct 24, 2017

Annual Human Dignity Lecture: The Dignity of Human Gender

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Eck Visitor Center Auditorium

Sr. Prudence All, R.S.M., Ph.D. will lecture on key persons who contributed to the developing concept of woman in relation to man from ancient Greek philosophy to the present. Drawing from four communities of discourse: academic, religious, satirical, and humanist, Sr. Allen will makes the argument, using Newman’s criteria for a true development, that one theory about human gender is better than the others. This theory uses a descriptive metaphysics, is situated in a philosophical anthropology of gender reality, and has implications for ethics and political philosophy.…

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Thu Oct 26, 2017

Life Lunch: "Confronting Brave New World"

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

1050 Nanovic Hall

Join Anthony Monta, Ph.D. on Thursday, October 26to learn about his research on Aldous Huxley's, Brave New World, connects to the pro-life mission of the University and the Catholic Church. Lunch is provided! Click here to reserve your spot today.…

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Wed Nov 29, 2017

Life Lunch: "Death with Dignity: The Poetry of John Donne"

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

300 Geddes Hall

Join us for lunch and hear from Notre Dame Professor of English, Susannah Monta, on how her research of John Donne's poetry connects to the pro-life mission of the University and the Catholic Church. 

Lunch is provided, but spaces are limited! Click here to reserve your spot today

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