ND in the News: June 2022

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  1. Why believe better family policies will reduce abortions? Well, there’s the data.

    In my previous column I noted the wonderful programs designed to accommodate mothers’ needs by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Notre Dame’s de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.

  2. Caracol Radio

    30% of the Peace Agreement in Colombia has been completed after 5 years of its signing (30% del Acuerdo de paz en Colombia se ha completado tras 5 años de su firma)

    The Kroc Institute revealed that 15% of the agreement has not yet begun to be applied and that the biggest challenge for this year is the change in government. (El Instituto Kroc reveló que el 15% del acuerdo aún no ha comenzado a aplicarse y que el mayor reto para este año es el cambio gubernamental.)

  3. El Espectador

    37% of the Peace Agreement has minimal progress, says Kroc Institute report (El 37% del Acuerdo de Paz tiene avances mínimos, dice informe del Instituto Kroc)

    The Center for Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame indicated that the issues of land titling for peasants, territorial security and political participation of differential populations must be reviewed urgently. (El centro de estudios de paz de la Universidad de Notre Dame indicó que se deben revisar con urgencia los temas de titulación de tierras a campesinos, seguridad territorial y participación política a poblaciones diferenciales.)

  4. Corporate America mostly silent on recent mass shootings: Experts

    "At the moment, most chief executives are deer in the headlights," said James O'Rourke, a professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. "They see the risk of taking a position as exceeding the return."

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    James O’Rourke

    James O'Rourke

    Mendoza College of Business

  5. Opening the Word: Understanding the love of the Triune God

    Catherine Cavadini, Ph.D., is the assistant chair of the Department of Theology and director of the master’s in theology program at the University of Notre Dame.

  6. Despite US rhetoric, democracy rings hollow

    Mahan Mirza is executive director of the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

  7. Is the US really on the brink of a second civil war?

    With public hearings on the US Capitol assault set to begin next week, Robert Schmuhl surveys the divisions besetting his country — and explains why the outlook is alarmingly bleak.

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    Robert Schmuhl

    Robert Schmuhl

    American Studies

  8. The Dallas Charter, 20 years later — Part 1: Widespread abuse comes to light, and the bishops respond

    The prelates heard from lay Catholics and survivors of clerical sexual abuse, as well as from R. Scott Appleby, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, who said, in part: “The root of the problem is the lack of accountability on the part of the bishops, which allowed a severe moral failure on the part of some priests and bishops to put the legacy, reputation and good work of the Church in peril. The lack of accountability, in turn, was fostered by a closed clerical culture that infects the priesthood, isolating some priests and bishops from the faithful and from one another.”

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    Scott Appleby Portrait

    Robert Appleby

    Department of History

  9. Is 'stare decisis' dead? How the Supreme Court view of precedent is evolving

    "Everybody thinks that stare decisis is the idea that precedent counts for something, but it's not absolute," said University of Notre Dame law professor Sherif Girgis, a former clerk to Justice Alito. "It gets respect because it's a precedent, but there's always the possibility that it can be overturned if a bunch of other criteria are satisfied."

  10. Sisters have property questions, and a Notre Dame program can help with answers

    For every piece of property that a church entity owns, there are legal, financial, architectural, and canonical concerns that must be considered, said David Murphy, program director for the Church Properties Initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, formed to help the Catholic Church think through real estate concerns.