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.
November 9th, 2017 | 22 mins 47 secs
ethics, fall conference, medical ethics, notre dame, philosophy
This episode features CEC founding director, professor emeritus David Solomon. We chat about what brought him to Notre Dame, his work with thousands of undergraduates and graduate students, and the foundation of the Center's annual Fall Conference.
October 26th, 2017 | 28 mins 48 secs
catholic, church, history, lutheranism, martin luther, reformation
We chat with Brad Gregory, professor of history, director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee, and author of "Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World" (2017, HarperCollins).
October 12th, 2017 | 23 mins 22 secs
aristotle, catholic, kelsey, notre dame, philosophy, writing
A conversation with Sean Kelsey, associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the CEC's Faculty Advisory Committee. We discuss his book on Aristotle's "De Anima", the writing process itself, the Center's work with students, and how the Center helps support the Catholic character of Notre Dame.
September 28th, 2017 | 20 mins 19 secs
academics, culture, ethics, law, mission, notre dame, prolife, research, snead
This inaugural episode features a chat with Carter Snead, director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.