show episodes
 
Lively conversations with professors, fellows, scholars, and friends of the University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. The Center is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and public engagement, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit http://ethicscenter.nd.edu
 
Loading …
show series
 
O. Carter Snead, the Director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, has penned an acclaimed new book, "What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics." In this episode, we chat with Professor Snead about the premises of his book, which is a survey of the understanding of human flourishing that underlies the American …
 
Todd Hartch is the author of four books on Christian history, including the award-winning The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity. In his new book, A Time to Build Anew: How to Find the True, Good, and Beautiful in America (Angelico Press, 2021), he provides models of men and women who have produced works of beauty in challenging circumstances, …
 
In this episode, we chat with David Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson, editors of the book "Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West," a recent volume in our Solzenitsyn book series with the University of Notre Dame Press. We chat about how they each came to encounter the great Russian writer, the importance of his Orthodox fa…
 
In this episode, we chat with Michael McGlinn, a filmmaker, musician, and the driving force behind AdoreHimDaily.com, a ministry that promotes Eucharistic Adoration. We chat about the lessons that Michael learned as a player under Coach Lou Holtz as well as the lessons that he has learned in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Special Guest: Micha…
 
In this episode, we chat with Bill Schmitt, the editor of Telling Stories That Matter, a volume of collected memoirs and essays by Fr. Marvin O'Connell. We chat about Fr. O'Connell's long tenure in Notre Dame's department of history, how he was tapped to write the biography of Holy Cross Father Edward Sorin, and how his pastoral ministry as a pries…
 
In the early 1940s, founder, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., realized he could reach more families across the United States by using mass media, namely radio. With that realization, Father Peyton became an unlikely media and marketing pioneer. He began his media efforts when he led a Rosary prayer program on a local radio station in Albany, New York…
 
The subject of the course is Catholic apologetics in the generation of millennials. Studies show that teens and young adults are leaving the Church in large numbers and that the ones who stay do not subscribe to Church teachings. Seeking to “meet them where they are,” the course begins with an examination of contemporary trends in the religious liv…
 
Fr. John Paul Kimes is an Associate Professor of the Practice at Notre Dame Law School and the Raymond of Peñafort Fellow in Canon Law at the de Nicola Center. After his undergraduate studies at Notre Dame, he studied for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome, where he earned his Licentiate in Canon Law and was ordained in 2000 for t…
 
Zena Hitz was a scholar in residence at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture in 2018, where she wrote the bulk of the manuscript that is now published as "Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life." Special Guest: Zena Hitz. Links: Zena Hitz.net — This page is mainly to collect my writing for interested readers. Lost In T…
 
In this episode, we chat once again with George Weigel, the distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He has written a new book, "The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission". We discuss why he wrote the book, who it's for, and how every Christian, not just the Pope, has the responsibility…
 
Anja Renkes of the Notre Dame Class of 2020 was a member of the dCEC's Sorin Fellows Program. She studied Theology and Irish Studies, as well as Art, and was a member of the Notre Dame Rowing Team. We chat about her studies, her research project in Ireland visiting and documenting the Holy Wells, and the lessons she learned through her athletic tra…
 
Reverend Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C. is chaplain to the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. A native of Baltimore, Father Terry joined the Congregation of Holy Cross after earning a B.S. in biology from Notre Dame and an M.S. in biology from Virginia Tech. He was ordained in 2000 and received his Ph.D in theology from the Catholic University of…
 
Steve Barr is professor of physics and director of the Bartol Research Institute at the University of Delaware. He is the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists and author of bestselling books on science and religion such as Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Notre Dame) and The Believing Scientist (Eerdmans). Special Guest: Steve Barr. Lin…
 
We chat with Therese Cory, an associate professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame and the newest member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas. We talk about reading Aquinas with undergraduates, the cross-cultural conversation around Aristotle's writings, and how the thought of St. Thomas is relevant to modern-day A.I. researchers. Special Guest: Ther…
 
Dr. Komrad is a psychiatrist on the teaching faculty of Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland and Tulane. He earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics at Yale University, his M.D. degree at Duke Medical School, and trained in internal medicine and psy…
 
In this episode, we chat with Villanova University professor and poet James Matthew Wilson. He was with us on campus as part of our 20th Annual Fall Conference on friendship. In our conversation, we talk about the real work of writing poetry, listening to the muse, and why each of us should learn to write a bit of poetry ourselves. Special Guest: J…
 
Our guests were part of a panel discussion at the dCEC's 20th Annual Fall Conference, "I Have Called You Friends." Their panel discussed "digital friendship." Video of the panel session will be posted to the Center's YouTube channel. Special Guests: Fr. Anthony Sciarappa, Fr. Harrison Ayre, and Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP. Links: Pursued By Tru…
 
J. J. Wright is a composer with roots in jazz and sacred music. He is the director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and his gig list includes recording and performing with Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance, featuring vibraphonist Dave Samuels. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY for 'Best Latin Jazz Album' and won the Latin GRAMMY in the same…
 
Dale Ahlquist is the president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and the author of five books about Chesterton, including The Complete Thinker and Common Sense 101. We chat about Chesterton's 1930 visit to Notre Dame, his interdisciplinary approach to writing, and (spoiler alert!) the meaning of The Man Who Was Thursday. Special Guest: Dal…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Arthur Brooks, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt." We talk about the importance of freedom of speech on college campuses, the role of American Catholics throughout history, and the importanc…
 
Ernest Morrell is the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. Ernest has recently been named director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) James R. Squire Office for Policy Research in the English Language Arts. He is an elected Fellow of the American …
 
Martin, a systematic theologian who received her Ph.D. from Notre Dame, joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Letters in 2012. Her first book, Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought, was one of 10 winners internationally of the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. She is co-…
 
We chat with Margaret Cabaniss, the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She oversees the Center's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press, manages the visiting scholars program, and coordinates the Notre Dame Fall Conference, the signature academic event that the Center ha…
 
On April 26, 2019, we were joined by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, for a special Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as we formally dedicated the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. In this episode, we share the Cardinal's homily at that Mass, in which he speaks about the mission of a great Catholic uni…
 
Links: The Qur'an and the Bible: Text and Commentary — While the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are understood to be related texts, the sacred scripture of Islam, the third Abrahamic faith, has generally been considered separately. Noted religious scholar Gabriel Said Reynolds draws on centuries of Qur'ānic and Biblical studies to offer rigorou…
 
Undergraduate students Emily Hirshorn and John Hale, along with Ph.D. candidate Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., were part of a student pilgrimage and tour to the Holy Land sponsored by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture during Spring Break 2019. Links: Sorin Fellows Student Formation Program — The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s Sorin F…
 
Obianuju Ekeocha has advised many African Members of Parliament, African UN delegates, ambassadors and other decision makers on pro-life and pro-family issues. She has also worked closely with many African religious leaders to promote pro-life values in different countries. She has co-authored pro-life declarations with various African Catholic bis…
 
Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon are the co-producers and co-directors who brought the pro-life film "Unplanned" to the screen. They have collaborated on more than 15 films and TV projects as screenwriters, producers, and directors since moving to Hollywood in the 1990s. Special Guests: Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman. Links: Unplanned: The Film —…
 
Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. Her dramatic conversion story is told in the new film "Unplanned," releas…
 
Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. is a professor of history at Notre Dame and the author of the newly-published American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh. Father Miscamble is a longtime friend of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, speaking at several of our Fall Conferences over the years …
 
We chat with professor Duncan G. Stroik of the Notre Dame School of Architecture. Duncan's area of focus is Sacred Architecture, and he both teaches and practices in the field. We recorded this conversation in his firm's office in the Tower Building in downtown South Bend. Special Guest: Duncan Stroik. Links: Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC — Homep…
 
Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who has, as she calls it, "the good fortune to live and work in Rome." She teaches Renaissance and Baroque Art at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She has taught and lectured in numerous venues in Ireland, Italy, the US and Australia, including an address at the United Nations in New York, and a …
 
Francis J. Beckwith is a philosopher who publishes and teaches in the areas of religion, jurisprudence, politics, and ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor University. He is a longtime friend of the de Nicola Center, and joined us in Houston as we presen…
 
Matthew Mehan is a teacher at The Heights School in Washington, D.C. and The Worsham Teaching Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a reader at the Folger Library. Matthew has been awarded the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship a…
 
Pete Hlabse oversees the CEC's student programs, including the Sorin Fellows Program which offers intellectual, spiritual, and human formation opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College. The program has grown under his leadership to encompass more than 200 student fellows, offeri…
 
James Hankins is a professor of Renaissance intellectual history at Harvard University. He is the Founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library from Harvard University Press, a member of the British Academy, and is the author or editor of over twenty volumes and more than eighty articles, essays and book chapters. He was a Visiting …
 
In this blockbuster episode, we welcome CEC Acting Director Patrick Deneen into the interviewer's chair for a conversation with philosopher Remi Brague, professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini chair of philosophy (emeritus) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Professor Brague is the autho…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Holy Cross Fr. William R. Dailey. Fr. Bill is the Thomas More Fellow at the CEC, and the Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin, Ireland. We chat about how he got involved with the CEC, about his work in Ireland, and about the educational mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross. S…
 
n this episode, we sit down with Katherine Smith, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow spending her Spring 2018 semester in Rome, Italy. We chat about her experiences in the Eternal City, her internship at the Pontifical Academy for Life, and what being a Sorin Fellow has meant to her. We recorded this conversation in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicel…
 
Richard M. Doerflinger retired in 2016 after 36 years of service to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, finishing as the associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. In that role he was involved in every single life issue, including embryo research, abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia, at the very hig…
 
In this episode, we sit down with D. C. Schindler, an associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and author of "Freedom From Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty", the newest volume in the Center's book series "Catholic Ideas for a Secular World" with the Univ…
 
Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute and the author of several best-selling books, including "Adam and Eve After the Pill" (2013) and "How the West Really Lost God" (2014). Her dark comedy novel "The Loser Letters", chronicling the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism, was adapted into a stage play in 2016. …
 
Mary O'Callaghan earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Creighton University, and received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her doctoral work was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health for the study of developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She and her husband John are…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Gilbert Meilaender, the author of Not By Nature But By Grace: Forming Families Through Adoption, the inaugural volume in the Center's "Catholic Ideas for a Secular World" book series with the University of Notre Dame Press. We discuss his intellectual journey, the meaning of adoption for families and for Christians…
 
Patrick J. Deneen holds a B.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He worked at the US Information Agency as a speechwriter and special advisor, was an Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton and an Associate Professor at Georgetown, and joined the Political Science faculty of Notre Dame in 2012. H…
 
In this episode, we sit down with George Weigel, the distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. We talk about several of his books including his most recent, "Lessons In Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II," 2004's "Letters to a Young Catholic," and his wonderful Lenten vademecum from 2013, "Roman Pilgrimage: The…
 
Randall B. Smith is a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and was the CEC's Myser Visiting Research Fellow when he began writing Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide. We chat about the preaching style of the 13th Century, and what it can teach us today. Special Guest: Randall Smith. Links: Reading …
 
In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Stelle Garnett, a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee and professor at Notre Dame Law School. We discuss the role of Catholic schools in forming strong communities, the vocation of teaching, and how the interdisciplinary collegiality that the Center for Ethics and Culture helps foster on campus…
 
In this episode, we sit down with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who joined us on campus this past October for a roundtable discussion about Disarming Beauty, the second volume in our book series Catholic Ideas for a Secular World. In our conversation, we talked about his work at the New York Times, the influence of G. K. Chesterton on his …
 
In this episode, we chat with John O'Callaghan, associate professor of philosophy, Director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and the 2017-18 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture. We talk about teaching St. Thomas Aquinas to undergraduates, the work he's undertaking as the CEC's Remick Fellow, and the continuing…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login