Hesburgh, who served as the Notre Dame president from 1952 to 1987, died Thursday in South Bend at age 97.
The conference aims to explore how Catholic teachings can be more inclusive of the LGBT community.
The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Hobby Lobby and for-profit companies to object for religious reasons to the Obama administration's contraceptives mandate.
An appeals court in Chicago ruled against Notre Dame regarding the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide contraception to employees and students.
Judge Jon DeGuilio says the diocese and its non-profit affiliates do not have to provide contraceptive coverage to employees.
A federal judge rejected Notre Dame's request for an injunction to the contraceptive clause of the Affordable Care Act.
Americans United filed a motion this week on behalf of three students to joint the contraceptives lawsuit on the side of the federal government.
Notre Dame University refiled a lawsuit this week, arguing the Affordable Care Act's mandate on contraceptive coverage is a violation of religious liberties.
The suit claims the current law violates the university’s right to religious freedom in its provisions regarding coverage for contraceptives.
The University changed its acceptance policy to include applications from undocumented immigrants.