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.
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"
February 28th, 2019 | 22 mins 33 secs
Duncan Stroik is a professor at the Notre Dame School of Architecture, an author, and a practicing architect working in the field of Sacred Architecture. He established the Institute of Sacred Architecture in 1998, and is editor of the Sacred Architecture Journal.
February 7th, 2019 | 30 mins 38 secs
art, michaelangelo, vatican
Elizabeth Lev is an art historian, author, and tour guide based in Rome. In Fall 2018, she was in residence as the Myser Fellow at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, working on turning her 2016 Fall Conference talk "The Gift of the Magi" into an extended biography of the Vatican Museums.
January 24th, 2019 | 17 mins 5 secs
Francis Beckwith is professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor University. We chat about philosophical arguments surrounding the issue of abortion.
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.