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University Faculty for Life Essay Contest 2017

University Faculty for Life, a multidisciplinary association of scholars speaking out for human life, is now accepting submissions from college and university students for its Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research. Attached are guidelines for the contest and a one-page flyer.  Please distribute these documents to students, colleagues at your institution […]

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The Scholarly Achievement Award

The University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research has encouraged students since 2004 to submit their best academic work for the cause of life.  The five essays and literary contributions received in the Creative Writing and Research categories total 24,054 mellifluous words, 94 lugubrious footnotes, and 773 scholarly […]

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2016 UFL Life and Learning Conference

The University Faculty for Life held its annual Life and Learning Conference at Marquette University in Milwaukee from June 10-11. The focus this year’s conference was on end-of-life issues. The conference featured three plenary sessions, several break-out sessions, and a panel discussion of brain death as a criterion for determining when death occurs. Plenary speakers […]

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ND UFL protests Biden Laetare Medal

The Notre Dame chapter of University Faculty for Life voted unanimously to issue a statement of protest to the administration of Notre Dame after it was announced that the Laetare Medal for 2016 would be given to VicePresident Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner. The letter “respectfully requests” that the award to […]

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Collett on Texas HB2

Teresa Collett wrote a full explanation of the legal situation in  the Texas case before the Supreme Court, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. “Texas Faces Abortion Showdown,” in the National Catholic Register. 

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Moschella on the pope’s in-flight interview

Melissa Moschella, Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America and UFL Board member was quoted in the National Catholic Register article, Pope’s Words on Contraception in Accord With Magisterium, Philosophers Say, but Context Is Key, by Edward Pentin. She was explaining why Pope Paul VI’s decision to allow nuns in danger of being raped to […]

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editing the human genome

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in Great Britain has given approval for the Francis Crick Institute in London to begin altering the DNA in embryos. The embryos will be acquired through in vitro fertilization procedures and are to be killed after 14 days of life. Such callous disregard for human life reveals the inhumanity of in vitro fertilization procedures […]

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21 Questions for Janet Smith

There is an excellent interview with UFL member Janet E. Smith by Sean Salai, S.J. in America Magazine, “Bioethics and the Catholic Church: 21 Questions for Janet E. Smith.”

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Prolife Center at St. Thomas helps gain court victory in Arizona

Teresa Collett, who is the president of UFL and the Director of the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, contributed an amicus brief that helped defeat a challenge to an Arizona law that made sex- and race-selective abortions illegal. Here are some details in a article from the University of St. Thomas, which also […]

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Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

This year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, cosponsored by UFL, will be held on Saturday, January 23, the day after the March for Life, at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. The keynote speaker this year is Reggie Littlejohn, founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Other speakers and panelists will include: Kathleen […]