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
August 6th, 2020 | 29 mins 51 secs
evangelization, papacy, pope
George Weigel's newest book is "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 to introduce people to Jesus Christ. Weigel is a distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
May 14th, 2020 | 19 mins 53 secs
art, ireland, irish studies, sorin fellow, theology
We chat with Anja Renkes, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow of the Notre Dame class of 2020.
January 16th, 2020 | 21 mins 39 secs
csc, priest, science, theology
Fr. Terry Ehrman is the chaplain to the de Nicola Center and teacher of the popular theology course, "Science, Theology, and Creation." In our conversation, we chat about how he came to Notre Dame, his vocation as a Holy Cross priest, and how he challenges his students to move from created things to the creator himself.
December 12th, 2019 | 28 mins 18 secs
faith, reason, science
In this episode, we chat with Steve Barr, a theoretical particle physicist and the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists. In our conversation, we chat about the relationship between science and faith, and why people of faith should not be threatened by scientific research.
December 5th, 2019 | 23 mins 58 secs
aquinas, artificial intelligence, muslim, philosophy, theology, thomas
Therese Cory is an associate professor of philosophy and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
November 20th, 2019 | 32 mins 50 secs
ethics, euthanasia, medical ethics, suicide
Dr. Mark Komrad, MD is a psychiatrist on the clinical and teaching staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and the author of "You Need Help: A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince Your Loved One to Get Counseling." He spoke with us about the emerging ethical crisis surrounding physician assisted suicide and euthanasia of patients with non-terminal mental disorders.
November 15th, 2019 | 29 mins 28 secs
fall conference, friendship, poetry, whit stillman
James Matthew Wilson is a poet whose most recent published work is "The River of the Immaculate Conception." He is associate professor in religion and literature in the department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University.
November 13th, 2019 | 23 mins 29 secs
podcasting, social media, theology
We chat with Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP of the Daughters of St. Paul, and Fr. Harrison Ayre and Fr. Anthony Sciarappa of the Clerically Speaking podcast about friendship in the digital age and the use of social media in pastoral ministry.
October 31st, 2019 | 23 mins 48 secs
jazz, music, prayer
J. J. Wright is the director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and the composer of "Vespers for the Immaculate Conception," the follow-up to his bestselling album "O Emmanuel," which topped the Billboard Classical chart for 8 weeks upon its debut in 2016.
October 17th, 2019 | 29 mins 36 secs
chesterton, english, writing
Dale Ahlquist is president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and the author of "The Complete Thinker" and "Common Sense 101."
October 3rd, 2019 | 32 mins 50 secs
dignity, love, pro-life
We chat 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."
September 12th, 2019 | 35 mins 59 secs
Ernest Morrell is the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the dCEC's Faculty Advisory Committee.
August 30th, 2019 | 30 mins 11 secs
Jenny Martin is a theologian in the Program of Liberal Studies, and the author of Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).
June 27th, 2019 | 22 mins 53 secs
books, conference, fellows, publishing, research, scholarship
Margaret Cabaniss is the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Previously, she was the managing editor at Crisis Magazine and InsideCatholic.com. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, with a B.A. in English literature.
May 3rd, 2019 | 13 mins 26 secs
cardinal, catholic, mission
A special episode featuring the homily of His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, preached on the occasion of the dedication of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.
April 25th, 2019 | 25 mins 52 secs
bible, islam, muslim, quran, theology
We chat with professor Gabriel Reynolds, a professor in Notre Dame's World Religions and World Church program in the department of theology. He is an expert in Quranic studies and Muslim-Christian relations, and a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee.