The Dr J Show

Welcome to our newest project! Check out episodes of the Dr J Show, a weekly news broadcast with an interview segment. Dr J knows a lot of interesting and knowledgeable people at the top of their games, and we'd like to share some of them with you. New episodes come out every Friday; catch them here or over at our YouTube channel.


To Create a World Beyond Gender: Philosophies and the Sexual Revolution (Scott Yenor on Dr J)

Is it possible to achieve the things that the Sexual Revolution wants? Or is it just a bid for power? What is the history of the theories, and where do these ideas come from?

Scott is a professor of political science at Boise State University. He lives near Boise with his wife, Amy. They have five kids, one out of college and married, two in college, one senior in high school (Lumpy), and a sixth grader (Biscuit). Scott is also chairman of the board at a classical Christian school, the Ambrose School, which is in Meridian, Idaho. He is the author of Family Politics: the Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought, David Hume’s Humanity, a book on Reconstruction, and a forthcoming book published by Baylor University Press entitled Recovering Family Life: The Rolling Revolution and Its Limits, publishing in summer 2020.

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Welcome to our newest project! Check out episodes of the Dr J Show, a weekly news broadcast with an interview segment. Dr J knows a lot of interesting and knowledgeable people at the top of their games, and we'd like to share some of them with you.


What does Marriage do to Abortion?

From the San Diego Walk for Life: how important marriage is, where babies come from, and everything you need to know about how family affects abortion.


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).

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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 Magazine, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, and others.

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New Year's Resolutions!

We're about to roar into the 2020's. Are resolutions on your mind? What do you want to accomplish? How can we make the world a better, brighter place? Dr. Morse offers some action items and suggestions for New Year's resolutions!

Fr Paul Sullins, Ph.D., is senior research associate at the Ruth Institute, and his list of writings stretches past all of our arms. He's our guest this week to offer insights from his research on topics as varied as the recent clergy sex abuse scandal all the way to positive hope for the New Year.

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Dr J's Christmas Special

Merry Christmas from the Ruth Institute! Blessings to you and yours this holiday season. This show's content has been sourced from the original Christmas narrative that continues to bring hope to the world. Enjoy.

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Escaping the LGBT Culture: Doug Mainwaring on the Dr. J Show

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.
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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.
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The Theology of Home: Dr. Carrie Gress on the Dr J Show.

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.

Dr. J and Dr. Gress dive in to 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.

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.
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For information about authentic masculinity, these earlier episodes of The Dr. J Show will be helpful:

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  • 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 YouTube channel.

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.
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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.

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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 Fr. Griffin's book: Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest