E-Brief | May 19, 2015

The No-Debate Gender Debate: Passion Trumps Reason At A Local School Board Meeting

By: Frank J. Moncher

Because I have been reflecting on the issues surrounding transgenderism over the past two years, when my local school board

E-Brief | May 11, 2015

Problems Brewing for Pro-lifers in Illinois - An ethical assessment of SB 1564

By: Christian Brugger

The Illinois General Assembly is considering a bill that will have grave effects on the freedom of conscience of Catholic hospitals and pro-life healthcare workers.  Senate Bill 1564, which passed the Illinois Senate in April and is now before the House, will alter the existing Health Care Right of Conscience Act of the State of Illinois by introducing “protocols” requiring instit

E-Brief | May 5, 2015

Who was Professor Jérôme Lejeune?

By: Dr. Pilar Calva, M.D.

I studied medicine with a constant scientific outlook, with the honesty required by a search for truth.  When I finished medical school, I had a few months before being able to begin a program specializing in genetics.  My dad suggested that I go to work on my thesis in France as he had great admiration for the French contribution to medicine, and, by coincidence, right at that time,

E-Brief | Apr 28, 2015

Caring When There Is No Cure – Part 2

By: Dr. Pilar Calva, M.D.

In my previous brief, we focused on providing palliative care, when curing is not possible.  Today, we continue our discussion with the promised focus on proportionality.  First, however, we should review a few terms: