We chat with Margaret Cabaniss, the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She oversees the Center's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press, manages the visiting scholars program, and coordinates the Notre Dame Fall Conference, the signature academic event that the Center has sponsored since its foundation in 1999. Special Guest: Margaret Cabaniss.
On April 26, 2019, we were joined by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, for a special Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as we formally dedicated the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. In this episode, we share the Cardinal's homily at that Mass, in which he speaks about the mission of a great Catholic university like Notre Dame, and the role that the de Nicola Center plays in advancing th... Read more
Special Guest: Gabriel Reynolds.
Undergraduate students Emily Hirshorn and John Hale, along with Ph.D. candidate Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., were part of a student pilgrimage and tour to the Holy Land sponsored by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture during Spring Break 2019.
Obianuju Ekeocha has advised many African Members of Parliament, African UN delegates, ambassadors and other decision makers on pro-life and pro-family issues. She has also worked closely with many African religious leaders to promote pro-life values in different countries. She has co-authored pro-life declarations with various African Catholic bishops' conferences promoting the message of life in Africa. Special Guest: Obianuju Ek... Read more
Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon are the co-producers and co-directors who brought the pro-life film "Unplanned" to the screen. They have collaborated on more than 15 films and TV projects as screenwriters, producers, and directors since moving to Hollywood in the 1990s. Special Guests: Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman.
Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. Her dramatic conversion story is told in the new film "Unplanned," released nationwide on March 29, 2019. Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her sto... Read more
Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. is a professor of history at Notre Dame and the author of the newly-published American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh. Father Miscamble is a longtime friend of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, speaking at several of our Fall Conferences over the years as well as giving the invocation at the inaugural presentation of the Notre Dame Evan... Read more
We chat with professor Duncan G. Stroik of the Notre Dame School of Architecture. Duncan's area of focus is Sacred Architecture, and he both teaches and practices in the field. We recorded this conversation in his firm's office in the Tower Building in downtown South Bend. Special Guest: Duncan Stroik.
Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who has, as she calls it, "the good fortune to live and work in Rome." She teaches Renaissance and Baroque Art at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She has taught and lectured in numerous venues in Ireland, Italy, the US and Australia, including an address at the United Nations in New York, and a TED talk representing the Vatican Museums. She works as Vatican Analyst for NBC and h... Read more
Francis J. Beckwith is a philosopher who publishes and teaches in the areas of religion, jurisprudence, politics, and ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor University. He is a longtime friend of the de Nicola Center, and joined us in Houston as we presented a mini version of our Vita Institute pro-life workshop for the Archdiocese of Gal... Read more
Matthew Mehan is a teacher at The Heights School in Washington, D.C. and The Worsham Teaching Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a reader at the Folger Library. Matthew has been awarded the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship as well as two fellowships from the Earhart Foundation. His first book is Mr. Mehan's ... Read more
Pete Hlabse oversees the CEC's student programs, including the Sorin Fellows Program which offers intellectual, spiritual, and human formation opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College. The program has grown under his leadership to encompass more than 200 student fellows, offering exclusive events, internships, and research funding across the disciplines and in ... Read more
James Hankins is a professor of Renaissance intellectual history at Harvard University. He is the Founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library from Harvard University Press, a member of the British Academy, and is the author or editor of over twenty volumes and more than eighty articles, essays and book chapters. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center in the Spring 2018 semester, where he worked on a monograph ent... Read more
In this blockbuster episode, we welcome CEC Acting Director Patrick Deneen into the interviewer's chair for a conversation with philosopher Remi Brague, professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini chair of philosophy (emeritus) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Professor Brague is the author of many books, including his masterwork trilogy consisting of "The Wisdom of the Wo... Read more
In this episode, we sit down with Holy Cross Fr. William R. Dailey. Fr. Bill is the Thomas More Fellow at the CEC, and the Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin, Ireland. We chat about how he got involved with the CEC, about his work in Ireland, and about the educational mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Special Guest: Fr. William R. Dailey, C.S.C..
n this episode, we sit down with Katherine Smith, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow spending her Spring 2018 semester in Rome, Italy. We chat about her experiences in the Eternal City, her internship at the Pontifical Academy for Life, and what being a Sorin Fellow has meant to her. We recorded this conversation in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, also known as Chiesa Nuova, the "new church" that St. Philip Neri and his Oratori... Read more
Richard M. Doerflinger retired in 2016 after 36 years of service to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, finishing as the associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. In that role he was involved in every single life issue, including embryo research, abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia, at the very highest level in federal and state governments. In 2011, he became the first recipient o... Read more
In this episode, we sit down with D. C. Schindler, an associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and author of "Freedom From Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty", the newest volume in the Center's book series "Catholic Ideas for a Secular World" with the University of Notre Dame Press. Special Guest: D. C. Schindler.
Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling books, including "Adam and Eve After the Pill" (2013) and "How the West Really Lost God" (2014). Her dark comedy novel "The Loser Letters", chronicling the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism, was adapted into a stage play in 2016. Eberstadt's writing has appeared in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the Washingto... Read more