Lively conversations with professors, fellows, scholars, and friends of the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. The Center is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and dialogue, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit http://ethicscenter.nd.edu
September 20th, 2018 | 23 mins 56 secs
formation, philosophy, poetry
Matthew Mehan is a teacher at The Heights School in Washington, D.C. and the author of "Mr. Meehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals."
September 13th, 2018 | 23 mins 43 secs
internships, pilgrimage, research, rome, sorin fellows, student formation
Pete Hlabse is the Student Program Manager in the Center for Ethics and Culture, overseeing the Sorin Fellows Program for undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College.
May 17th, 2018 | 33 mins 50 secs
catholic, ethics, italy, macintyre, renaissance, virtue
James Hankins is a professor of intellectual history at Harvard University and a Visiting Researcher at the Center in the Spring 2018 semester.
May 10th, 2018 | 26 mins 12 secs
christianity, culture, islam, philosophy, politics
CEC Acting Director Patrick Deneen interviews philosopher Rémi Brague, professor emeritus of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy at the University of Paris I (the Sorbonne) and Romano Guardini chair emeritus at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität of Munich.
May 3rd, 2018 | 24 mins 51 secs
catholic, education, ireland, irish, law, newman, reason
Fr. Bill Dailey, C.S.C. is the Center's Thomas More Fellow and Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin, Ireland.
April 16th, 2018 | 12 mins 21 secs
catholic, pro-life, rome, student, studies
We chat with Katherine Smith, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow studying in Rome and interning at the Pontifical Academy for Life.
April 12th, 2018 | 23 mins 3 secs
Richard M. Doerflinger is a Vita Institue Fellow at the Center and the retired associate director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.
April 5th, 2018 | 29 mins 21 secs
family, liberty, locke, marriage, metaphysics
David Schindler is the author of "Freedom From Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty" and professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America.
March 22nd, 2018 | 26 mins 32 secs
abortion, catholic, contraception, happiness, humanae vitae, lonleliness, paul vi, pope, sociology
Mary Eberstadt of the Faith and Reason Institute chats with us about "The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae."
March 15th, 2018 | 24 mins 45 secs
advocacy, advocate, development, disability, down syndrome, fellow, psychology
Mary O'Callaghan is a Vita Institute 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, 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
Patrick J. Deneen is a professor of political science at Notre Dame, the 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
George Weigel is 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
Notre Dame Law School professor Nicole Stelle Garnett is a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee, a Senior Policy Advisor at the Alliance for Catholic Education, and a 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.