E-Brief | Sep 9, 2014

Amazing Robots - Can Machines be Moral?

By: Christian Brugger

I’m not a Calvinist, but a Catholic.  And although I don’t accept the doctrine of the total depravity of human nature, my rejection rests upon more lofty premises than that “humans are just better than that.”  Luther and Calvin were realists; it was their theology that was wrong, not their observations of human behavior.

E-Brief | Sep 4, 2014

“Gooood morning, Vietnam” – The Need for Optimism and Belonging in the Wake of Tragedy

By: Frank J. Moncher

In the 1980s film classic, Robin Williams’ famous radio call challenged our nation’s troops to consider each new day a gift despite the tragic, even perverse, circumstances of war.  Ironically, his recent suicide provides a needed reminder to rebroadcast his call in an effort both to foster that same optimistic outlook in all who carry terrible burdens, and also to the world-at-large that

E-Brief | Aug 21, 2014

Summer Love in a Post-Christian World

By: Frank J. Moncher

As the apocryphal endless summer (cue up the aptly named Mike Love and the boys of the beach) gives way to the reality of an ending summer, young people anticipating their return to high schools and colleges have historically made one last ditch effort at finding love.  In the Christian world of the 20th century, this meant pursing what has been called raw attraction and

E-Brief | Aug 7, 2014

Experiencing “Transgenderism” on Religious Campuses

By: Frank J. Moncher

This article is part of a collaborative series between The Cardinal Newman Society and the Culture of Life Foundation on Catholic education policy from the perspective of theology, ethics and the moral law.

E-Brief | Sep 11, 2014

Freshmen Trek to the Dorms: What Are the Risks?

By: Frank J. Moncher

The annual trek of many anxious high school graduates, and their even more anxious parents, has begun as college campus dorms fill with eager young minds pursuing higher education, clarification of career paths, and enduring truth (we hope).  What they will also likely find, however, is a subculture of tolerance and even promotion of pornography use: a subculture analogous to what many a g