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.
March 22nd, 2018 | 26 mins 32 secs
abortion, catholic, contraception, happiness, humanae vitae, lonleliness, paul vi, pope, sociology
We chat with Mary Eberstadt of the Faith and Reason Institute about "The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae."
February 22nd, 2018 | 25 mins 23 secs
catholic, conservative, history, liberal, philosophy, politics
We sit down with Patrick J. Deneen, associate professor of political science, 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
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.
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.
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.