E-Brief | Apr 8, 2014

The New Status of Pornography—Worthy of Academic Attention?

By: Frank J. Moncher

Sex addiction has resulted in a great deal of pain and loss to those entrapped: from severe marital problems--many of which lead eventually to divorce, to job disruption and loss of career opportunities, to depression and thoughts of suicide.  (see CSAT Media Kit

Blog Post | Mar 25, 2014

Thoughts on Fukuyama’s “End of History” Thesis

By: Christian Brugger

In his famous 1989 essay “The End of History” Francis Fukuyama writes:

“What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

E-Brief | Mar 11, 2014


By: William E. May

Lent is widely recognized as a time for penance—fasting and abstinence, giving up drinking alcoholic beverages, candy, and what have you.  All this is true, but Lent is also an opportune time to meditate on our Divine call to be saints in and through our daily deeds.

E-Brief | Mar 4, 2014

Help for Children in Distress: Is Medication the Answer?

By: Frank J. Moncher

Bullied, stressed by pressures of examinations, and otherwise finding it hard to cope with life, a recent article highlighted the plight of thousands of British children.  Unfortunately, the Brits are not alone.   

Blog Post | Feb 26, 2014

Whatever Happened to the Natural Law?

By: Christian Brugger

Is the idea of a naturally-knowable and universally-binding law of right and wrong (i.e., a “natural law”) sustainable in the face of the widespread moral disagreement we see around us today?  What should we say about the fact that human reason seems to have ceased delivering commonly acceptable answers to our moral questions?  Is it premature to announce the epistemic death of the na