Friday, April 21


Peter Kreeft! Janet Smith! And More Fr. Coughlin!

For those of you on campus or nearby, you might be interested to know that a whole flock of Catholic celebs will be speaking at Notre Dame Right to Life's annual Collegiate Conference this Saturday! It's so good that even I plan on getting away from my drafting desk in the Architecture School for a little while. (This is quite complicated, as it involves filing through the manacles around my leg...just a joke, don't call HRS or anything). Anyway, let the schedule speak for itself:

8:15am-8:45am Registration Lafortune Ballroom
8:45am-9:00am Opening Remarks
9:00am - 10:00am Fr. James Heyd
Priest Associate, Priest for Life
Topic: Observe, Judge, Act
10:15am - 11:15am Fr. John Coughlin, OFM
Professor at Notre Dame Law School
Topic: Some Canonical and Legal Aspects with Regard to Abortion
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:45pm - 1:45pm Janet Smith
Chair of Life Issues at Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Topic: Designer Genes—Problems with Reproductive Technology
2:00pm - 3:00pm Daniel McInerny PhD Associate Director, ND Center for Ethics and Culture and Amy McInerny J.D., founder Women's Injury Network Topic: Traditional and Modern Notions of Freedom and Their Impact on Families Today
3:15pm - 4:15pm Dr. Peter Kreeft
Professor of Philosophy at Boston College.
Topic: [It's not listed, but come on folks, it's Peter Kreeft, I'd listen to him even if the subject was "Our Friend the Phone Book." But it won't be, of course, don't worry.]
5:00pm - 6:00pm Mass
6:15pm - 7:00pm Dinner North Dining Hall Gold Room
7:00pm - 8:00pm Discussion Session
8:00pm - 8:30pm Closing Remarks

For all the info your heart could desire, and how to register (there'll be food!), go to

Oh, and let's not forget the Eucharistic Procession Sunday, either!

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