Pro-Life Discussion Series

July 20, 2020

The University of Notre Dame recently hosted the virtual Notre Dame Vita Institute, an intensive intellectual formation program for leaders in the national and international pro-life movement. The videos from this series offer excellent insights into pro-life apologetics and social action. The Archdiocese of Washington Office of Life Issues will host a small group discussion series to talk about these videos and their implications here in the Archdiocese.

The discussion schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 21: “When Does Human Life Begin? The Scientific Evidence" by Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. (watch archived video via this link)

Tuesday, July 28: "U.S. Abortion Law and Policy" by O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame Law School (watch archived video via this link)

Tuesday, August 4: "Feminism and Abortion" by Jessica Keating (watch archived video via this link)

Tuesday, August 18: "Resisting A Throw-Away Culture" by Rev. John Paul Kimes (watch archived video via this link). 

Each participant will review the video lectures on their own, and we will join a discussion group together on Tuesdays at 6PM each week to review each topic. If you are interested in taking part in this discussion series, please contact Kathryn Windels at