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 dialogue, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit http://ethicscenter.nd.edu
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.
April 18th, 2019 | 21 mins 54 secs
holy land, israel, pilgrimage
During Spring Break 2019, 38 students from the dCEC's Sorin Fellows student formation program traveled to Israel on a spiritual pilgrimage and tour. We sit down with three of them to chat about what the trip was like.
April 11th, 2019 | 35 mins 50 secs
abortion, africa, contraception, family, pro-life
Obianuju Ekeocha is an internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist. She is the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, an initiative dedicated to the promotion and defense of the African values of the sanctity of life.
April 4th, 2019 | 27 mins 5 secs
abortion, film, movie, pro-life
We chat with Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, the co-directors and producers of "Unplanned."
March 28th, 2019 | 18 mins 35 secs
Abby Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who experienced a conversion to the pro-life movement after witnessing an ultrasound abortion. Her conversion story is told in the new film, "Unplanned: What She Saw Changed Everything."
March 14th, 2019 | 30 mins 51 secs
biography, book, notre dame
We chat with Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C. about his new book "American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh"