E-Brief | Mar 26, 2015

The Transgender Bathroom Debate Revisited: It’s Not Just In Theory Anymore

By: Frank J. Moncher

Last Spring, I reflected on the issues surrounding transgenderism and challenged the notion that changing laws to accommodate those who “self-identify” with the gender opposite from that with which they were born, would be without its own problems.&

E-Brief | Mar 17, 2015

Suicide Risk And 21st Century Man

By: Frank J. Moncher

The statistical risk of committing suicide among men in their late 40s to late 50s has increased almost 50% in the past decade.  While the vast majority of men don’t experience such serious despair that they consider harming themselves, the increasing number of them who, in

E-Brief | Mar 12, 2015

The Greatest Encyclical of St. John Paul the Great Turns 20 - Honoring Evangelium Vitae

By: Christian Brugger

Twenty years ago this month, on the solemnity of the Annunciation, St. John Paul II published Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).  It was the 17th year of his pontificate.  He was 75 years old.

E-Brief | Mar 5, 2015

Are You My Mother?

By: Frank J. Moncher

When P.D. Eastman penned the children’s classic in 1960, the answer to the question posed in the entertaining children’s book was obvious even to the young.  Fast forward 50-some years and things are not so clear.  In the parenting blog of the NY Times, Dawn Bovasso recently featured an

E-Brief | Mar 3, 2015

Has There Been A Real “Cultural Shift” Favoring Same-Sex Marriage In America?

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

Same-sex marriage is now legal in 37 states, a clear majority, and the District of Columbia.  That makes it appear as if there has been a “cultural shift” towards same-sex marriage throughout much of the country.  However, such a conclusion does not accurately reflect the prevailing public opinion on marriage.  In fact, in 26 of those 37 states, same-sex marriage was legalized th