Lively conversations with professors, fellows, scholars, and friends of the University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. The Center is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and public engagement, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit http://ethicscenter.nd.edu
Episode 53: Solzhenitsyn and American Culture
In this episode, 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. We chat about how they each came to encounter the great Russian writer, the importance of his Orthodox faith on his writing, and how the time may be just right for us to be open to an authentic Russian influence on our culture.
Special Guests: David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson.
Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West — In Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West, David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson have collected essays from the foremost scholars and thinkers of comparative studies who have been tracking what Americans have borrowed and learned from Solzhenitsyn as well as his fellow Russians. The book offers a consideration of what we have in common—the truth, goodness, and beauty America has drawn from Russian culture and from masters such as Solzhenitsyn—and will suggest to readers what we can still learn and what we must preserve. The book will interest fans of Solzhenitsyn and scholars across the disciplines, and it can be used in courses on Solzhenitsyn or Russian literature more broadly.Between Two Millstones: Volume 2 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — This compelling account concludes Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s literary memoirs of his years in the West after his forced exile from the USSR following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. The book reflects both the pain of separation from his Russian homeland and the chasm of miscomprehension between him and Western opinion makers. In Between Two Millstones, Solzhenitsyn likens his position to that of a grain that becomes lodged between two massive stones, each grinding away—the Soviet Communist power with its propaganda machine on the one hand and the Western establishment with its mainstream media on the other.Solzhenitsyn volumes published by UND Press — A list of current volumes published by the University of Notre Dame Press.Theme Song: "I Dunno by Grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
Episode 52: Michael McGlinn
In this episode, we chat with Michael McGlinn, a filmmaker, musician, and the driving force behind AdoreHimDaily.com, a ministry that promotes Eucharistic Adoration. We chat about the lessons that Michael learned as a player under Coach Lou Holtz as well as the lessons that he has learned in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Special Guest: Michael McGlinn.
Adore Him Daily — The stories of Eucharistic adorers are a powerful beacon of light for our times. They will encourage you to boldness and greater confidence in Christ; something He desires to see reflected in our hearts. When the light in the Church fades so it does in our world too. At this moment, we are essentially out of time for compromise. As a daily Adorer and storyteller, I knew I needed to do everything I could to tell this story while there was still time. It is my sincere hope that Adore Him Daily TV will inspire your decision for Christ and from your encounter with Him you will encourage others to Adore too.Face of Mercy — Music, films, and talks related to the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy and the image of the Divine Mercy.Sistine Films — Michael's filmmaking projects.Michael McGlinn on Deeper Truth Radio — Michael McGlinn is an inspirational speaker who can really sing. He is establishing himself as a noted singer and speaker throughout the country. He has a strong devotion to the Divine Mercy and St. Faustina. I (the host of Deeper Truth Radio) have been blessed to have participated with Michael on two different Marian Conferences. Michael presented his talk, Conquering fear through Jesus, reminding us all that in Christ, we are made conquerors over sin and death. We are all called to live the gospel in our lives.Theme Song: "I Dunno" by Grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
Episode 51: Bill Schmitt
In this episode, we chat with Bill Schmitt, the editor of Telling Stories That Matter, a volume of collected memoirs and essays by Fr. Marvin O'Connell. We chat about Fr. O'Connell's long tenure in Notre Dame's department of history, how he was tapped to write the biography of Holy Cross Father Edward Sorin, and how his pastoral ministry as a priest related to his scholarly work in the classroom.
Special Guest: Bill Schmitt.
Telling Stories That Matter: Memoirs & Essays by Fr. Marvin R. O'Connell — The late historian Marvin O’Connell left a legacy of brilliant prose and pictures of the past, and in this book the reader at long last has access to O’Connell’s own story.Edward Sorin by Marvin O'Connell — This sweeping book offers the definitive account of the life and labors of Edward Sorin, founder of the University of Notre Dame. "Edward Sorin" is a lively, colorful history of the man who overcame great odds to found and grow one of the world’s premier Catholic institutions of higher learning.OnWord.net — Bill Schmitt's blog and links to his work.EncounterPoints Podcast — EncounterPoints is a podcast conversation hosted by Bill Schmitt and Ken Hallenius which explores their lived experience as Catholic men who are, like all people, called to be missionary disciples.Theme Song: "I Dunno by Grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
Episode 50: Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C.
In the early 1940s, founder, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., realized he could reach more families across the United States by using mass media, namely radio. With that realization, Father Peyton became an unlikely media and marketing pioneer. He began his media efforts when he led a Rosary prayer program on a local radio station in Albany, New York. His outreach grew considerably when on Mother’s Day in 1945, he produced a national radio program with Bing Crosby on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the second largest radio network at the time. The program played on Mutual for more than 23 years. Father Peyton and Family Theater Productions continued in radio and moved into films and television.
Special Guest: Fr. David L. Guffey, C.S.C..
PRAY: The Life of Patrick Peyton — The inspiring true story of a poor Irish immigrant who sets sail for America in 1928 with dreams of becoming a millionaire but, with the help of the most iconic celebrities of Hollywood, ends up spending his life championing the message, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."Family Theater Productions — Family Theater Productions creates family and faith-based media. From their quirky, fun and informative web series for teens and young adults - Catholic Central - to one of their latest projects, a documentary on the life of Fr. Patrick Peyton, our founder - the team works to create media that is engaging and impactful. With media facilities on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, Family Theater Productions' award-winning media has engaged families since 1947. Their current work includes feature films, short format video, video web series, and extensive work in social media. Our radio and television shows are played on stations around the world.Catholic Central — “Catholic Central” offers entertaining and authoritative answers to your questions about Catholic thought, spirituality and practice. To do that, we’ve assembled a team of witty writers, appealing hosts and learned theologians to produce a collection of videos that entertain, enlighten and inspire. Catholic Central is a project of Family Theater Productions based on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
Episode 49: Dan Philpott and Jess Keating
The subject of the course is Catholic apologetics in the generation of millennials. Studies show that teens and young adults are leaving the Church in large numbers and that the ones who stay do not subscribe to Church teachings. Seeking to “meet them where they are,” the course begins with an examination of contemporary trends in the religious lives of millennials, with a particular focus on Catholics. It proceeds to examine the major reasons why millennials are leaving the Catholic Church and to engage students in arguments for and against the Church’s positions on: the rationality of God, science, sex and marriage, the Church’s role in historical injustices, and politics. In the final portion of the course, the syllabus pivots to a “positive apologetics” look at the case for the Church through beauty and the witness of the saints, modes of engagement that are said to appeal to the millennial generation. The course concludes with the case for the resurrection of Jesus.
Special Guests: Daniel Philpott and Jessica Keating.
"Apologists, Catechists, Theologians: Wake Up!" by Bishop Robert Barron — After perusing the latest Pew Study on why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess that I just sighed in exasperation. I don't doubt for a moment the sincerity of those who responded to the survey, but the reasons they offer for abandoning Christianity are just so uncompelling. That is to say, any theologian, apologist, or evangelist worth his salt should be able easily to answer them. And this led me (hence the sigh) to the conclusion that "we have met the enemy and it is us."Eden Invitation Homepage — Celebrating personal integration and promoting solidarity beyond the LGBT+ paradigm.
Eden Invitation is rooted in the belief in everything contained in the word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by solemn judgment or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed. We firmly accept and hold each and everything definitively proposed by the Catholic Church regarding teaching on faith and morals.Webinar: Racism Is a Life Issue — A moderated discussion on racism and the culture of life with distinguished panelists G. Marcus Cole (Dean, Notre Dame Law School), Sen. Katrina Jackson (Louisiana State Senate), Ernest Morrell (University of Notre Dame), Gloria Purvis (EWTN Global Catholic Radio), Jacqueline Rivers (Harvard University), and Benjamin Watson (NFL Legend).Barron muses on evangelization, Bob Dylan and the infield fly rule — Barron is an endlessly smart, engaging, and articulate guy, and the fruits of our conversations are in the new book "To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age," published by Image Books and on-sale today.Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
Episode 48: Fr. John Paul Kimes
Fr. John Paul Kimes is an Associate Professor of the Practice at Notre Dame Law School and the Raymond of Peñafort Fellow in Canon Law at the de Nicola Center. After his undergraduate studies at Notre Dame, he studied for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome, where he earned his Licentiate in Canon Law and was ordained in 2000 for the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles. He subsequently earned his Doctorate in Canon Law and served for 11 years at the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Special Guest: Fr. John Paul Kimes.
Resisting the Throwaway Culture — Fr. Kimes speaks about the holistic vision of the pro-life movement that recognizes the inherent dignity of all persons, urging that we practice "radical hospitality" towards all. Part of the 2020 Notre Dame Vita Institute webinar series.Fr. Kimes on Canon Law — Fr. Kimes was a guest on the syndicated Catholic radio show "Living Stones" (co-hosted by Ken Hallenius), speaking about why the Church has its own laws and their relationship to the wider body of civil law.Fr. Kimes on the Maronite Church — Fr. Kimes was a guest on the syndicated radio program "Living Stones," speaking about the Maronite Catholic Church and its history and customs.Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque
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