E-Brief | Dec 10, 2014

Ho Ho Ho… So What?

By: Frank J. Moncher

The holidays, for most, are filled with joyous celebrations and fond memories, but for a significant number of our family members and friends, there is, sadly, a struggle to experience good cheer and optimism. 

E-Brief | Nov 25, 2014

Precocious Puberty and Ethical Decision-Making

By: Christian Brugger

A Catholic mom recently sought my advice on a weighty medical decision for her young daughter with which she and her husband are struggling.  Although the specifics of the case are not so common, the form of the underlying ethical question is, or will be, faced by most every parent.  I thought that I would share with CLF readers an elaborated version of the reasoning that I offered he

E-Brief | Nov 24, 2014

Fatherhood: Crisis and Opportunity

By: Frank J. Moncher

The Crisis

E-Brief | Nov 11, 2014

Suffering Lives Are Worth Living

By: Frank J. Moncher

This past week, the media, large and small, observed the lives of two individuals whose commonalities are strikingly obvious: both in their 20s, both dedicating their lives to serving others, and both living with terminal brain cancer—and the unavoidable prognosis of pain, suffering and a limited life expectancy. 

E-Brief | Nov 10, 2014

Nasal Cells, iPS Cells and Adult Stem Cells—The Advance of Regenerative Medicine

By: Christian Brugger

A Polish fireman whose spinal cord was completely severed due to a knife attack has regained the limited ability to walk, thanks to a successful transplant of his own nasal cells into the site of the injury.  This news should certainly be foun