Host of Ethics and Culture Cast
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.
Ken Hallenius has hosted 78 Episodes.
Episode 54: Todd Hartch
May 14th, 2021 | 27 mins 21 secs
architecture, art, beauty, catholic, dominicans, truth
Todd Hartch is a ND Vita Institute alumnus and professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of "A Time to Build Anew: How to Find the True, Good, and Beautiful in America."
Episode 53: Solzhenitsyn and American Culture
March 15th, 2021 | 28 mins 51 secs
We chat with David Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson, editors of the book "Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West," a recent volume in our Solzenitsyn book series with the University of Notre Dame Press.
Episode 52: Michael McGlinn
February 25th, 2021 | 27 mins 2 secs
adoration, alumnus, eucharist, football
Michael McGlinn is a Notre Dame alumnus, filmmaker, musician, and the founder of Adore Him Daily, a ministry that promotes Eucharistic Adoration.
Episode 51: Bill Schmitt
February 18th, 2021 | 28 mins 29 secs
Bill Schmitt is the editor of "Telling Stories That Matter," a volume of collected memoirs and essays by Fr. Marvin O'Connell, longtime professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.
Episode 50: Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C.
October 8th, 2020 | 24 mins 53 secs
csc, film, holy cross, movies, peyton, radio, venerable
Fr. Guffey is National Director of Family Theater Productions and the executive producer of the new film "PRAY: The Life of Patrick Peyton"
Episode 49: Dan Philpott and Jess Keating
September 30th, 2020 | 24 mins 23 secs
church, teaching, theology
Daniel Philpott (Political Science) and Jessica Keating (McGrath Institute for Church Life) are co-teachers of the Notre Dame undergraduate theology class "Why the Church? Making the Case for Catholicism to Millennials."
Episode 48: Fr. John Paul Kimes
September 3rd, 2020 | 30 mins 1 sec
abortion, law, priest, pro-life
Fr. John Paul Kimes teaches canon law at Notre Dame Law School and is the Raymond of Peñafort Fellow in Canon Law at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.
Episode 47: Zena Hitz
August 20th, 2020 | 30 mins 18 secs
book, faith, intellect, intellectual, teaching, thought
Zena Hitz is a Tutor in the great books program at St. John's College and author of the book "Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life."
Episode 46: George Weigel and "The Next Pope"
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.
Episode 45: Anja Renkes, ND '20
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.
Episode 44: Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C.
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.
Episode 43: Steve Barr
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.