E-Brief | Apr 21, 2015

I Thought That Only Happened In Other Places…

By: Frank J. Moncher

Recent media reports (caution: these reports contain graphic details, be careful in reading them) have raised the profile on a disturbing, scandalous and distressingly dark side of humanity:  there are a number (fortunately it seems a small number) of powerful men in politics, entertainment and academia who have been involved in the sexual abuse and organized exploitation of children over the past few decades.

E-Brief | Apr 16, 2015

NOT Your Mother’s Mother (or Father’s Father)

By: Frank J. Moncher

I concluded a recent piece here by stating that “Children need the time and space to grieve an absent (or infrequently seen) parent, and need the adults in their lives to guide them in this process, not expect emotional support from them….”  But what is one parent to do

E-Brief | Apr 7, 2015

Fostering Self-Worth or Narcissism? What Should Parents Know...

By: Frank J. Moncher

Every parent should know that their child is God’s gift to them.  For some parents, the intuition that the precious life will somehow become a part of God’s bigger plan for their family arises from the moment the little stick turns blue.

E-Brief | Apr 2, 2015

Caring When There Is No Cure

By: Pilar Calva

The Pontifical Academy for Life dedicated an assembly last month to the elderly and palliative care, a difficult issue when decisions for loved ones have to be made.
 

E-Brief | Apr 1, 2015

Do Treatments for Ectopic Pregnancy Constitute Intentional Killing?

By: Christian Brugger

What should a woman do if she becomes pregnant with an ectopically-placed embryo? 

The purpose of this essay is not to give therapeutic advice.  It is rather to offer moral instruction on adopting alternatives consistent with moral principles.