E-Brief | Nov 24, 2014

Fatherhood: Crisis and Opportunity

By: Frank J. Moncher

The Crisis

E-Brief | Nov 11, 2014

Suffering Lives Are Worth Living

By: Frank J. Moncher

This past week, the media, large and small, observed the lives of two individuals whose commonalities are strikingly obvious: both in their 20s, both dedicating their lives to serving others, and both living with terminal brain cancer—and the unavoidable prognosis of pain, suffering and a limited life expectancy. 

E-Brief | Nov 10, 2014

Nasal Cells, iPS Cells and Adult Stem Cells—The Advance of Regenerative Medicine

By: Christian Brugger

A Polish fireman whose spinal cord was completely severed due to a knife attack has regained the limited ability to walk, thanks to a successful transplant of his own nasal cells into the site of the injury.  This news should certainly be foun

E-Brief | Oct 30, 2014

Suffering, Pain and Love

By: Frank J. Moncher

I had the honor this past weekend of being asked to present a paper to the Catholic Psychotherapy Association on the topic of suffering and how one might properly provide necessary counseling in a manner that reflects uncompromising respect for the dignity of the human person.  Cheery topic, eh?  Nevertheless, it was enlightening to research.  (For those interested, St.

E-Brief | Oct 23, 2014

Why Not Purple Penguins?

By: Frank J. Moncher

Earlier this month, reports circulated that a Nebraska school district had instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” terms such as “