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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.
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2021
Charles LiMandri is an attorney for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund. Since 1983, he has litigated over a dozen high-profile civil law and pro-bono religious liberty cases in state and federal courts as well as before the United States Supreme Court. These cases include defending the Mount Soledad Cross, David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, Priests for Life, and baker Cathy Miller.
LiMandri is double Board Certified in Pre-Trial Litigation and Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has owned and operated his private law firm for 27 years. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is admitted to practice law in California, New York, Washington, D.C., and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
LiMandri founded the nonprofit Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) in September 2012 in response to the mounting escalation and intensity of religious freedom cases. He currently leads a team of attorneys who specialize in religious liberty, freedom of speech, and bioethics.
LiMandri earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1983 and a diploma in International Law and Relations from the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth in 1980. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Circle (for obtaining verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars) and holds the highest (A.V.) rating for legal skills and ethics (by fellow attorneys and judges) in the Martindale-Hubbell national directory of attorneys. He also is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Super Lawyers.
LiMandri is a frequent author and lecturer who has appeared and been published regionally, nationally and internationally. He has also been a featured guest speaker on radio and television including the Fox News Network. He is a member of the Board of Editors of the California Tort Reporter and the California Insurance Law and Regulation Reporter.
LiMandri and his wife Barbara have been married for over 25 years and have five children. They reside in north San Diego County.
Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2021
Peter Wolfgang joined the Family Institute of Connecticut as Director of Public Policy in 2004 and became Executive Director in 2007. Peter holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Connecticut School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. He also has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Peter was born and raised in Manchester, CT. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Waterbury with their seven children.
Family Institute of Connecticut: ctfamily.org
Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2021
Scott Yenor earned his Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago. He now is a professor of political science at Boise State University and is a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life.
Scott 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, and a sixth grader. Scott is also chairman of the board at a classical Christian school, the Ambrose School, which is in Meridian, Idaho.
Scott has written two books on the family: Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought (Baylor 2010) and The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies (Baylor 2020).
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2021
Dr Suzanne Baars is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in Irving, Texas, where she operates her private practice, In His Image Christian Counseling. Sue has worked extensively in the field of counseling since 1986 in both hospital and outpatient settings, and focuses her work on the integration of the Christian anthropology of St. Thomas Aquinas with the treatment of a variety of emotional & spiritual problems, among them Emotional Deprivation Disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and scrupulosity. She is also a popular presenter at Catholic conferences around the country and has been a frequent guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace. She often presents the work of her late father, psychiatrist and author Conrad Baars, a pioneer in the field of Catholic psychology. Sue cites the cultural erosion of the family as the root of the lack of affirmation from which many people in our time suffer.
Some of Sue’s lecture series include: Made in His Image: Healing and Wholeness for Living the Affirming Life (4 CDs) and The Abode of Love: Developing the Heart (10 CDs). She and a colleague edited a collection of Dr. Baars’ articles and monographs related to the priesthood entitled, I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and the Renewal of the Church.
Sue has been on the faculty of the Institute for Priestly Formation almost every summer since 2008, where she teaches diocesan seminarians. She is a Past President of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and holds a doctorate in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.
Posted on: Friday, November 06, 2020
What do you do with research that doesn't match your opinion? You demonize it, of course. That shows how tolerant you are.
Dr. Mark Regnerus is a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. The author of 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, his research and scholarly essays have appeared in media outlets as diverse as Slate and First Things.
Dr. Regnerus' books include The Future of Christian Marriage (2020), Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy (2017), Premarital Sex In America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think About Marrying (2011), and Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion In The Lives of American Teenagers (2006). He and his wife Deeann have three children.
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