Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Debunking No-Fault Divorce

(November 24, 2009) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc. to discuss no-fault divorce and its 40-year legacy in Canada and the United States.  The discussion was sparked by Dr. Anne-Marie Ambert's report on the subject, "Divorce: Facts, Causes, and Consequences."

Direct download: Nov30_09.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 1:45pm PST

Marriage: Love & Life in the Divine Plan (November 18, 2009) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issues a pastoral letter on the source of marriage and its value to non-religious society.  View the entire letter here in PDF format.
Direct download: Nov24_09.mp3
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Homosexuality v. Poverty (November 17, 2009) DC Catholic Charities has been issued an ultimatum by the City Council: change your views on homosexuality, or we won't allow you to participate in city contracts that aid the poor.  The council is trying to paint the situation as inflexibility on the part of the charities.  Dr J elucidates...
Direct download: Nov23_09.mp3
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When Feminists Attack: The Sarah Palin Chronicles

(November 17, 2009) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc. to discuss this morning's Barbara Walters/Sarah Palin interview and the ongoing reaction to Sarah Palin herself.  She's a very polarizing figure, even though she seems to fit the definition of a modern woman in many ways: mom of a large family, high-profile job with possibilities of promotion.  Yet feminists loathe her and conservatives applaud her.  Dr J elucidates the feminists' position and the reasons for their reaction to this pro-family politico.

Direct download: Nov20_09.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Lines in the Sand

(November 11, 2009) The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops has been pushing for universal healthcare in America since the 1950's.  However, the current crop of legislation includes taxpayer funding for abortion.  Dr J unpacks their stance on the bill in this segment of Issues, Etc.

Direct download: Nov16_09.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 4:10pm PST

Maine's Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

(November 3, 2009) Today Maine's citizens vote on whether to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in their state.  They will either become the first state where voters have supported gay marriage...or the 31st state whose voters have upheld traditional marriage.  Dr J has some thoughts on this historic vote.

Direct download: Nov04_09.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Gay Marriage: An Economic Analysis

(October 27, 2009) The New York Times titled "The Lifetime Cost of Being Gay" makes some larger (unintended) points about marriage in general.  Dr J illuminates them in this Issues, Etc segment.

Direct download: Nov02_09.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 8:50am PST