Monday

The Briefing 03-13-17

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  • Freedom of conscience vs. abortion "rights": New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion bills
  • Catholicism and the priesthood: Pope breaks with tradition, says he's open to allowing married priests
  • When homework makes history: Danish boy finds German warplane wreckage during WWII assignment
Thursday

The Briefing 12-15-16

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  • "Winks and nods" from Pope Francis sow confusion in the Roman Catholic church on divorce
  • "Legalized medical assistance in dying": Catholic bishops in Canada capitulate to the culture of death
  • In last-ditch effort, Obama issues new rule to block states from defunding Planned Parenthood
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-22-16

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  • Who can forgive sin? Pope Francis extends dispensation of forgiveness for women who've had an abortion
  • China considers lifting sanctions against out-of-wedlock births to boost low birth rate
  • Tinder goes non-binary: Online dating site adds 37+ gender options for users
  • No moral responsibility? Surgeon General says addiction should be treated like disease.
Friday

The Briefing 07-01-16

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  • Pope Francis continues to sow confusion with remarks on marriage, homosexuality, and—yes—justification
  • Under cultural pressure, military lifts transgender ban and removes "man" from job titles
Thursday

The Briefing 05-19-16

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  • Chasing a higher high, NYC teens turn to dangerous substance made from marijuana extract
  • Will capitalism transform cannabis, or will cannabis transform capitalism in California?
  • Feminists watch closely as the Pope considers women for the diaconate in the Catholic Church
  • If we abandon the doctrine of creation, we abandon the ability to speak of a created order
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-23-16

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  • Pope's recent advice to follow "conscience" in contraception and LGBT issues deeply flawed
  • Younger Americans more accepting of LGBT lifestyles, but Christians bound by the Word of God
  • Same-sex ex-couple's custody case a tragic picture of the insanity of the sexual revolution
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-02-15

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  • Pope's 'Year of Mercy' exemplifies problems of sacramental system, changes nothing
  • Judge awards religious liberty to March for Life on moral, not religious basis
  • Professor's syllabus bans use of offensive terms like 'male' and 'female'
  • Opposition to child-bearing reflects reduction to children to a mere 'want'