Ken Hallenius is the communications specialist for the Center for Ethics and Culture, handling the NDCEC's public relations, social media engagement, website, and donor relations. He joined the staff in March 2016 after 15 years at the University of Portland, where he worked in alumni relations and residence life. He holds an M.A. in pastoral ministry from the University of Portland and a B.A. in philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. In addition to his work at the Center, he co-hosts Living Stones, a weekly radio conversation about the Catholic faith on Mater Dei Radio.
March 22nd, 2018 | 26 mins 32 secs
abortion, catholic, contraception, happiness, humanae vitae, lonleliness, paul vi, pope, sociology
We chat with Mary Eberstadt of the Faith and Reason Institute about "The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae."
March 15th, 2018 | 24 mins 45 secs
advocacy, advocate, development, disability, down syndrome, fellow, psychology
We chat with Mary O'Callaghan, a Public Policy Fellow at the CEC and an advocate for persons with disabilities.
March 8th, 2018 | 23 mins 13 secs
adoption, book, christianity, ethics, living will, theology
A chat with Gilbert Meilaender, the CEC's Paul Ramsey Fellow and author of "Not By Nature But By Grace: Forming Families Through Adoption."
February 22nd, 2018 | 25 mins 23 secs
catholic, conservative, history, liberal, philosophy, politics
We sit down with Patrick J. Deneen, associate professor of political science, acting director (Spring 2018) of the Center for Ethics and Culture, and author of "Why Liberalism Failed" (Yale University Press, 2018).
February 8th, 2018 | 19 mins 54 secs
author, catholic, john paul, pope, rome
Our guest is George Weigel, an NDCEC Permanent Research Fellow and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. We chat about his new book, "Lessons In Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II," as well as other books he's written over the years.
January 25th, 2018 | 24 mins 23 secs
aquinas, faith, preaching, sermons, theology
Randall Smith is a former Myser Visiting Research Fellow at the Center and the author of "Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide."
January 18th, 2018 | 22 mins 24 secs
education, law, vocation
A chat with Notre Dame Law School professor Nicole Stelle Garnett, a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee, Senior Policy Advisor at the Alliance for Catholic Education, and Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
December 14th, 2017 | 25 mins 52 secs
catholic, columnist, journalism, newspaper, nyt, opinion, vocation
This episode features New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. We talk about the vocation of the Catholic journalist, the influence of G. K. Chesterton on his own conversion, and the contemporary discussion surrounding "The Benedict Option" and "Disarming Beauty" as Christian approaches to the world.
November 30th, 2017 | 27 mins 51 secs
aquinas, philosophy, teaching
We chat with philosopher John O'Callaghan, director of the Jacques Maritain Center and Senior Advisor at the CEC.
November 16th, 2017 | 14 mins 55 secs
internship, law, pro-life, prolife, public policy, right to life, sorin fellow
Our guest is Alyson Cox, the CEC's Law & Public Policy Fellow for 2017-18. We chat about her experience in the CEC's Sorin Fellows program, the internships that she undertook while at the Center, and her work as the president of Notre Dame Right to Life.