E-Brief | Jan 27, 2015

Progress And Controversy: Abortion In The 114th Congress

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

The 114th congress, with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, offers a renewed chance to successfully advance laws protecting women and the unborn.  Yet, last Thursday, January 22, pro-life House Republicans were outraged when Reps.

E-Brief | Jan 21, 2015

Building Precedent: Another Court Finds Against the Obamacare “Contraceptive Mandate”

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

Following the precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer in the case, Hobby Lobby v.

E-Brief | Jan 8, 2015

Reality Dating And Real Courtship – Can One Lead To The Other?

By: Frank J. Moncher

The options for dating in the 21st century are many and complex.  One need not look long before encountering an internet or television advertisement for some form of on-line dating, many with a specific demographic focus: religious preference, age cohort (from teens to 50+), occupation (e.g., farmers only), and race.  In the increasingly complex world and rapid pace of life, it is und

E-Brief | Jan 6, 2015

American Youth And ISIS: What’s The Attraction?

By: Frank J. Moncher

2014 witnessed the rise of a new terror group, a group that has made its name through brutality manifested by graphic, videotaped beheadings of westerners.  Ironically, some of its recruits are increasingly coming from the West, and surprisingly, some of these are American youth.  A trio

E-Brief | Dec 29, 2014

Is Teaching And Preaching Against Same-Sex Marriage “Hate Speech?”

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

The conjugal view of marriage as between one man and one woman has increasingly been characterized by same-sex proponents as based on bigotry and prejudice, and contrary to human rights.  Organizations that advocate for re-defining marriage refer to the conjugal view as “discriminatory” and a violation of civil rights.  Some ju