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The Divorce Court Nightmare. Stephen Baskerville on the Dr. J Show
Stephen Baskerville is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, the Independent Institute, and the Inter-American Institute.  He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Patrick Henry College (2007-2019), Howard University (1987-1992, 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997), plus Fulbright Scholarships at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland (2015-16), and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow (2011).    He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality.  He is the author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).  His other books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018).  Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, and others.  Resources:  Video of Baskerville’s talk at the Summit for Survivors.  Kristi Davis, abandoned spouse, and child of divorce, describes the impact of the family court:   Books: The Sexual State, by Dr. Morse. The entire section called The Divorce Ideology deals with these topics. Action Items:  Sign the Ruth Institute’s petition  PRESSURE THE MEDIA. CREATE NEW MEDIA.  Mark July 17-19, 2020 on your calendar for the next Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.
January 3, 2020
Escaping the LGBT Culture. Doug Mainwaring on the Dr. J Show.
Today on the Dr. J Show hear Doug talk about his personal journey of dealing with same sex attraction, trying to heal his own family, and participating in the current culture war. Hear a side of the story that gets hushed by the LGBT, and witness the pressure that they place on those who speak up and don't fit their mold.   Doug Mainwaring is a journalist, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.
December 13, 2019
The REAL Saint Nick. Do you know who Santa Claus really was?
Come hear the true story of the man who became a Saint. A story of hidden gifts, defending faith, and miracles. In this Ruth Institute Special, learn the truth and the history of this great man who inspired the creation of Santa Claus.
December 6, 2019
The Theology of Home. Dr. Gress on the Dr J Show.
My guest on this week's Dr. J Show is Dr. Carrie Gress. She is the author of the book, The Theology of Home. Watch this video as we discuss how women are caught between a rock and a hard place. The World tells us that we are nothing unless we have intellectually demanding and high paying careers. Our hearts tell us we want to create a warm and comfortable home for our families.   Dr. Gress has five children and a doctorate in philosophy. She dives deep into the meaning of the home and the vocation to care for and make the home. The book, which features elegant photographs throughout, is a testimony to the power of Beauty.  Bio: Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the editor at the online women’s magazine Theology of Home.   Carrie has written for numerous publications, including Aleteia, Catholic Vote, Catholic World Report, National Review, The Catholic Thing, The Federalist, The National Catholic Register, The Stream, and The Washington Examiner. She is a frequent guest on Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Answers, EWTN Radio, and Relevant Radio, and has appeared on Fox, BBC, CBC, EWTN and Shalom World television.   Carrie has lived and worked professionally in Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy and her work has been translated into nine languages.  She is the author of Nudging Conversions (Dynamic Catholic 2015), Ultimate Makeover (Dynamic Catholic, 2016), The Marian Option (TAN Books, 2017), and Marian Consecration for Children (TAN Books, 2018). She co-authored City of Saints; A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow with George Weigel. Her latest book, The Anti-Mary Exposed (TAN Books) was released in March 1, 2019. Her latest book, Theology of Home, was released in Sept. 2019.   Resources:   Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.   For information about authentic masculinity, these earlier episodes of The Dr. J Show will be helpful: Robert Vazzo on therapy for unwanted same sex attraction.   Kevin Wells on The Priests We Need Fr. Carter Griffin on Celibacy  Action Items: Share this episode of The Dr. J Show with the young families in your life.  Give the Theology of Home as gifts, especially for mothers who may be questioning the value of the time they are spending in the home.  Subscribe to Carrie’s list and her podcast.  Subscribe to the Ruth Institute You-Tube channel.
November 29, 2019
Are Adults Selfishly Using Children? Katy Faust on the Dr. J Show
Katy Faust is the Founder of Them Before Us, the only organization solely devoted to defending children's rights in family structure. She did her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College and then received a Fulbright scholarship to Taiwan. Her fluency in Mandarin assisted her when she worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world.    In 2012 Katy began writing about why marriage is a matter of social justice for kids. Her articles/interviews have appeared in USA Today, Public Discourse, LifeSite News, and The Federalist, The Daily Signal, The Eric Metaxas Show, Breakpoint, and ABC Australia. She has filed three amicus briefs supporting children’s rights and advocated on behalf of children with lawmakers in the US and abroad as well as at the United Nations.    Resources   Resources from the Ruth Institute.   Dr Morse’s Video about John the Baptist:  Dr. J Show about the #SaveJames case:  The Sexual State, by Dr. Morse. The entire section called The Divorce Ideology deals with these topics.  Pamphlets on Children and Divorce, Children and Same Sex Parenting, and Children and Donor Conception all available at the Ruth Store:  Other books include  Marriage and Equality by Jennifer Johnson, (Forward by Leila Miller)  Primal Loss: The Now Adult Children of Divorce Speak by Leila Miller (Forward by Jennifer Roback Morse)  Videos from the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, especially those by Leila Miller, Christy Fitzgerald and Allen Chlupacek.
November 22, 2019
What's So Great About Celibacy? Fr. Carter Griffin on The Dr J Show
Father Carter Griffin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC and Rector of St. John Paul II Seminary. He is also the author of Why Celibacy: Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest.   Resources & Articles:   Action Items: Recognize that most priests are faithful to their celibate and priestly commitment – show them your support and love in this time which is difficult for all Catholics, but especially victims of predators and still-faithful priests after the breach of trust by others. Check out the book:
November 15, 2019
Florida is Sued Over Reparative Therapy? Robert Vazzo on Dr. J
Robert L. Vazzo, M.M.F.T.  Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor (CA)  Resources: I want to encourage any therapists to join the Therapy Equality group.   Alliance for Therapeutic Choice, homosexuality, Infomation   Here's a free link to the decision itself.   Here's a link that details the states with therapy bans:   And here are articles about the Kansas city and Oklahoma pending legislation.  One of them cites my colleague David Pickup:
November 8, 2019
How We Can Save the Church From Within. Kevin Wells on the Dr J Show.
The Crisis magazine article that discusses the circumstances of Msgr. Wells' murder. The Ruth Institute study mentioned in the conversation:    Readings and Resources: our-priests/   Websites: Twitter - kevin wells@kjohnw / priestsweneed@priestsweneed Facebook Pages - Kevin Wells / Msgr. Thomas Wells Society /  The Priests We Need To Save the Church Linkedin: Kevin Wells  Kevin Wells is a former sports reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where he covered Major League Baseball. His challenging book, The Priests We Need to Save the Church has been one of the country’s most-widely read Catholic books since its release in August.  Kevin is also the author of Burst, A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart. He is a freelance writer, Catholic evangelist, and is President of the Monsignor Thomas Wells Society for Vocations, which financially and prayerfully commits itself to the promotion of strong priests, seminarians, and practicing the fullness of the Catholic Faith. The Society honors his late uncle, who was murdered in his rectory in 2000. Kevin’s work with youth earned him the James Cardinal Hickey National Figure Award from the Archdiocese of Washington. He lives in Millersville, Maryland with his wife and three children. He loves baseball, reading, and his backyard fire pit with many men gathered around.
November 1, 2019
The "Save James" case: divorce, third party reproduction as well as transgenderism.
Governor Abbott's opinion hotline is (512) 463-1782 or, to reach Texas governor Greg Abbott. The Judge handling this case is Democrat Kim Cooks of the 255th Family District Court. The hashtag for this issue is #SaveJames. Keep the heat on! LifePetitions also has a SaveJames petition, currently with over 76,000 signatures: "This story is moving rapidly. To stay up to date, follow us at the Ruth Institute Facebook page. Madeline Jacob of LifeSiteNews is doing the most consistent coverage of the story. The Save James website was created by friends of the family. It appears that this site is NOT covered by the judge's gag order, and so was still up at the time of this writing.
October 25, 2019
Trauma and the best ways to help the victims. Dr. Rodriguez -Dr. J Show Episode 5
Welcome to the 5th Episode of the Dr. J Show, where we bring the world's experts to talk about the issues that face families and the faithful. Dr. Rodriguez is a general pediatrician in Tacoma, WA who sees patients from birth to college. She has a special focus on working with children, families and adults who have experienced trauma in their lives. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. She is a member of the Catholic Medical Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.    She works in ministry to adult survivors of abuse including survivors of human trafficking. She uses a model of long-term healing and restoration. She has given presentations to community and medical groups on the science of trauma and toxic stress and on human trafficking awareness and prevention.    She also facilitates peer support groups for survivors of abuse through the Maria Goretti Network in the Seattle area. She is married, mother to three children, and serves her church as lector, catechist and mentor. She contributed two chapters to the book Abuse of Trust by Allen Hebert.  Resources: (any survivor of any abuse, how to contact me (peer support group with chapters in the US) (ministry to prevention and restoration of human trafficking survivors and any survivor of trauma/abuse) (books, support groups, lots of educational material from a Christian perspective) (resources, retreats, Catholic) Reading Recommendations Abuse of Trust by A. Hebert;  The Body Keeps the Score by B. van der Kolk MD,  Be Healed by B. Schuchts; and  Mending the Soul book and ministry by S. Tracy Action Item: Buy the Book, Abuse of Trust:  Read it!  Give it to your pastor, school principal or anyone else involved in ministry.  Give it a positive review on Amazon!  Follow the guidelines I will give of Trauma-Informed Ministry  Realize that trauma/abuse exist and is very common Recognize the signs of trauma Respond in a trauma-informed way (using the VEEL approach) Avoid re -traumatization consider setting up a trauma-informed church/school/family to create a safe place for survivors to begin to heal
October 11, 2019
What are we doing to children? Dr. Cretella talks about gender dysphoria. -Dr J Show Episode 4
Dr. Cretella is Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Her article Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate was published in the 2016 summer issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Following this, she became one of the world's most outspoken critics of gender ideology in pediatrics. She is regularly consulted by many media news outlets. Dr. Cretella received her medical degree in 1994 from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. She completed training at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Cretella serves on the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and is Chair of the Gender Identity Subcommittee for the Catholic Medical Association. She is a peer reviewer for the journals, “Issues in Law and Medicine,” and the “Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.” After 15 years of group practice in rural Connecticut and Rhode Island she left clinical practice to devote more time to family and the ACPeds. Dr. Cretella and her husband are the proud parents of four children. Other Resources The Ruth Institute Statement on the Department of Justice Guidelines for  Transgender Students (July 2016) Video podcast with Brandon Showalter.  Podcast (audio only) interview with Denise Shick, daughter of a “transgender” father.  “Euthanizing the unhappy: The Urgent Need for Love,” article about the assisted suicide of Nancy Verhelst, after a “botched sex changed operation.” Read it and weep.
October 4, 2019
Allen Hebert, A survivor's story.
The interview is with Allen Hebert, author of "Abuse of Trust," which tells his story of being molested by his parish priest, and tells the story of other victims of abuse, and how he and others have found hope and healing. The book also includes wisdom from experts to help survivors of abuse.
September 27, 2019
Episode 2- Rebecca Oas Interview
Come listen to what the experts have to say about the family planning issue. This is the second episode of the Dr. J Show. The newest production of the Ruth Institute, where you can get the best information about the impact of the sexual revolution. Tune in every week! Action Items for viewers: 1.   Subscribe to the Friday Fax at where you can follow Rebecca’s work. 2.     Follow and Like the Ruth Institute on Facebook   Dr. Rebecca Oas is the Associate Director of Research for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) a research and policy organization based in New York and Washington, D.C. Her research areas include international maternal health and family planning metrics, and she has had articles published in The Hill, The New Atlantis and the Christian Journal of Global Health. Rebecca earned her doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University.  She has written for Human Life International as a Fellow of HLI America. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, and lives in Arlington, Virginia.
September 24, 2019
Episode 1- Interview With Brandon Showalter
Come learn what the experts have to say about the most pressing issues facing the family today.
September 23, 2019