Tuesday, June 01, 2010

So, what happened to me?

If you are wondering why the number of posts has significantly decreased in the last couple of weeks, it is because I am feverishly preparing my talk for the UFL conference mentioned in the previous post. I'm writing on the hierarchy of offenses against human dignity listed in Gaudium et Spes 27 and the effect that hierarchy has on one's political choices.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

University Faculty for Life

In Evangelium Vitae Pope John Paul II encouraged intellectuals to put their scholarship at the service of the culture of life:
Intellectuals can also do much to build a new culture of human life. A special task falls to Catholic intellectuals, who are called to be present and active in the leading centres where culture is formed, in schools and universities, in places of scientific and technological research, of artistic creativity and of the study of man. Allowing their talents and activity to be nourished by the living force of the Gospel, they ought to place themselves at the service of a new culture of life by offering serious and well documented contributions, capable of commanding general respect and interest by reason of their merit. It was precisely for this purpose that I established the Pontifical Acad- emy for Life, assigning it the task of "studying and providing information and training about the principal problems of law and biomedicine pertaining to the promotion of life, especially in the direct relationship they have with Christian morality and the directives of the Church's Magisterium". A specific contribution will also have to come from Universities, particularly from Catholic Universities, and from Centres, Institutes and Committees of Bioethics.
This weekend University Faculty for Life will meet at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to fulfill this mandate. This will be their 20th anniversary

Hosted by the CUA Columbus School of Law and School of Philosophy. Generously Supported by Our Sunday Visitor Institute

Confirmed Special Speakers include
• Hadley Arkes
• Erika Bachiochi
• Richard Doerflinger
• John Keown
• David Solomon and Elizabeth Kirk
• James Schall and Robert Sokolowski

Concurrent Sessions on an array of Topics

“Life and Learning Conference XX” will be held in the beautiful Home of the Columbus School of Law on the campus of The Catholic University, close to the Brookland/CUA METRO Station. Campus Housing for Participants. Registration Fee of $60 includes continental Breakfast, box lunch, and Conference Banquet.

I will be there giving a paper as well. If you are interested, you can get more information on the UFL web page here.