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 “

E-Brief | Oct 21, 2014

Humanae Vitae Redux

By: Christian Brugger

Nobody is saying it, but many are thinking it.  The unfolding controversy over Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics looks eerily like the run up to the publication of Humanae Vitae in 1968.

E-Brief | Oct 9, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage and Discrimination: Hatred, Homophobia, Bigotry...or Something Else?

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

The Supreme Court’s refusal on Monday to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in those states.  Citizens in those states had already decided for themselves to define marriage as between one man and one woman.  The Supreme Court held in U.S. v.