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.


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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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.

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

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.

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A Survivor's Tale of Priestly Abuse


Check out the latest episode of The Dr. J Show!

This interview is with Allen Hebert, author of Abuse of Trust, which tells his story of being molested by his parish priest, as well as the stories of other victims of abuse. The book demonstrates how Allen and others have found hope and healing. Abuse of Trust includes wisdom from experts to help survivors of abuse.

If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, you must share this video with them!

Abuse of Trust is available in the Ruth store.

Watch the third episode of The Dr. J Show and share it with your friends.

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