The Dr J Show

Welcome to our newest project. The Dr. J Show is a weekly broadcast with an interview segment that features some of the foremost leaders and thinkers on issues relating to marriage, family and human sexuality. New episodes come out every Friday; catch them here or over at our YouTube channel.


WHO IS THE REAL SAINT NICK?

In this special edition of The Dr J Show, we delve into who is the "Fatman" in the red suit behind the fake beard. Saint Nicholas of Myra in Lycia, who lived about seven hundred years ago, was a Christian bishop and a man of God who fasted and sacrificed his life for his flock. He was not fat, and was a fierce defender of Christianity. He even slapped a man in public! He willingly went to a dungeon prison for faith in Jesus Christ. He also saved women from sexual slavery and men from execution. In this commercialized age, we benefit from learning about the REAL Saint Nicholas.

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.

St Nicholas' ancient hymn
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you;
your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.

St Nicholas' life at oca.org

St Nicholas' ancient hymns: Troparion or  Kontakion


Has Lockdown Hurt You? Come Hear What it Did To The Truly Vulnerable

Reverend Father Bonifasio Senteza shares with Dr. J the conditions in Uganda under the Wuhan virus pandemic and the annual Ugandan Martyrs celebration.

In Uganda,

  • The child mortality rate (deaths among those five and under) in Uganda is currently 62 deaths per 1,000 children.
  • The average women in Uganda has about five children.
  • About 47% of the population is under the age of 15.
  • About 60% of women have their first birth before the age of 21.
  • Polygamy is relatively common: among married women in their 40’s, about 40% of them have a co-wife.
  • Only 2% of women never marry.
  • 60% of women are married by the age of 20.
  • Being separated is common: about 14% of married women over 30 are separated. Less than 2% are divorced.
  • Being widowed is also common: about 10% of women in their 40’s are widowed.
  • 80% of girl teens are literate; by contrast, only 50% of women over 40 are literate.
  • 82% of boy teens are literate, and 75% of men over 40 are literate.
  • Less than 5% of households have a flush toilet. Less than 1% of all households have a private (not shared with another family) flush toilet that is connected to a sewer system.
  • Only 30% of households have electricity.
  • Only 4% of households own a private car. 10% of households have a motorcycle, and 30% of households have a bicycle.
  • About 45% of the population is Protestant, about 40% are Catholic, and about 14% are Muslim.
  • About 5% of the population has HIV.

DONATE:
missio.org/project/18218/Covid-19-Emergency-Food-Supply-Uganda

Ugandan Hunger Pandemic: "Activists protest at coronavirus-related ‘hunger pandemic’ in Uganda," from the Irish Times

Ugandan Martyrs Day 2019 (YouTube)

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse's Uganda Talk on the Ruth Speaks Out blog

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