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When a country’s towns and villages face extinction
Brendan F.D. Barrett | 15 January 2018 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Japan, population decline
Japan's population could shrink by 27 million between 2015 and 2053

Should Australia break open the seal of confession?
Michael Cook | 12 January 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, Catholic Church, celibacy, child sex abuse, seal of confession
The question is whether reforms will keep children safe. This idea won't

‘Mindhunter’: The lives of children matter
Rafael Hurtado and Rafael Garcia Yeomans | 12 January 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: crime fiction, family, Netflix
A Netflix crime investigation series has an important message about parenthood.

Rob Roy: the first modern anti-hero
Daniel Cook | 12 January 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: anti-heroes, literature, Walter Scott
Two centuries before Marvel and Star Wars.

Jefferson’s ‘Master Epicurus’ and the nature of the American regime
Aaron Alexander Zubia | 12 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, political theory, Thomas Jefferson
The atheistic, hedonistic inspiration of a Founding Father.

How we ended up with 40 percent of children born out of wedlock
Robert VerBruggen | 12 January 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, non-marital births
Through the decline of the shotgun marriage, for one thing.

Sixteen year old knighted for bravery
David Breen | 11 January 2018 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, historical fiction
Cuthbert fights beside his king in the Crusades.

Black frocks won’t empower women, marriage will
Carolyn Moynihan | 10 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Hollywood, marriage, sexual harassment
Only by demanding commitment can women gain control of sex.

Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?
Jean Twenge | 10 January 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet, kids and smartphones, smartphones
Why argue with your kids over time limits? Make Apple do the work for you

Can the state force pro-life pregnancy centres to advertise abortion?
John J. Bursch | 10 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, free speech, pro-life
Another ‘compelled speech’ case comes before the US Supreme Court.

Facebook vs. Fake News: Round Two
Jeffrey Pawlick | 09 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Facebook, fake news, US election 2016
Can technology fix fake news? Is it even a problem, anyway?

How does assisting with suicide affect physicians?
Ronald W. Pies | 09 January 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, end-of-life care, euthanasia
Many feel acute emotional distress after helping someone to die

Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?
Caillan Davenport | 05 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: January, Roman gods, Rome
He was proudly venerated as a uniquely Roman god and gave his name to the month of January

The Eleanor Rigbys of the world are health time bombs
Michael Cook | 05 January 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: elderly, loneliness
Prepare for a loneliness epidemic

Is the war with ISIS over?
James Schall SJ | 05 January 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, Islamists
The end came quickly once the military’s hands were untied

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