E-Brief | Mar 3, 2015

Has There Been A Real “Cultural Shift” Favoring Same-Sex Marriage In America?

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

Same-sex marriage is now legal in 37 states, a clear majority, and the District of Columbia.  That makes it appear as if there has been a “cultural shift” towards same-sex marriage throughout much of the country.  However, such a conclusion does not accurately reflect the prevailing public opinion on marriage.  In fact, in 26 of those 37 states, same-sex marriage was legalized th

E-Brief | Feb 24, 2015

Divorce, Children And Emotional Incest

By: Frank J. Moncher

A recent piece in First Things highlights what ought to be obvious: children are the most vulnerable party in a divorce.  And yet, for several decades now the discussion of sex and marriage in the West has focused almost entirely on the desires of adults.  Nathaniel Peters’

E-Brief | Feb 19, 2015

It’s Not Over Yet: Upcoming Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case Is Just the Beginning

By: Margaret Datiles Watts

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will decide on the question of same-sex marriage.  The Court will rule on two issues: (1) Whether or not a state ban against same-sex marriage is constitutional and, consequently, whether there is a federal right to same-sex marriage under the U.S.

E-Brief | Feb 17, 2015

Is It Ethical To Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely Not

By: Christian Brugger

On Monday, February 2, the UK Parliament voted to permit the creation of “three-parent embryos.”  If the House of Lords follows suit next month, which is expected, the UK will become the first country in the world to permit the creation of human embryos with genetic material (DNA) from three different people.

E-Brief | Feb 12, 2015

The Father Figure: “Symbolically Absent, Missing And Removed”

By: Frank J. Moncher

In a recent Papal audience, Pope Francis took up the issue of fatherhood and its role in the family and in civilization.  While recognizing that there have always been cases of authoritarian, overbearing fathers who did not respect the personal needs of the