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Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Dr J & Betsy Kerekes on Catholic Connection

(October 30, 2013) Dr J and Betsy Kerekes are Teresa Tomeo's guests on Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connection, where they discussed their recent publication, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. Check out her work over at AveMariaRadio.net.

Direct download: Oct30_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

A Reaction to the American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Condoms and Teenagers

(October 15, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the recent recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics on providing condoms to teenagers to prevent disease and pregnancy. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct29_13.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Divorce, Stepchildren, and Caregiving

(October 22, 2013) Jennifer Thieme is a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. Jennifer's our Finance Director here at the Ruth Institute. She is also an activist for socially conservative values, focusing on marriage and the structure of the family. She and Drew are discussing divorce's effects on children and families in light of a new study on stepparents and children--check it out. The study's abstract can be read here, and the New York Times article is here.

Direct download: Oct23_13.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Fertility Coverage for Gay Couples in California

(October 15, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the recent California bill (now law) that mandates insurance coverage for infertility treatments to same-sex couples. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct16_13.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Letters to Pope Francis

(October 8, 2013) Dr J is Father Thomas Loya's guest on his radio program "Beyond the Veil," where they discussed Pope Francis, media spin, marriage, and healing.

Direct download: Oct10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Catholics & Divorce on The Drew Mariani Show"

(October 9, 2013) Dr J is a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio, where they're discussing Catholics and divorce.

Direct download: Oct09_13.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Argument Club for Women: Dr J and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

(October 1, 2013) Dr J travels to the Twin Cities to participate in a debate sponsored by the Argument Club for Women. Up for discussion: "Is Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage a Form of Bigotry?" I bet you can guess which side Dr J is arguing. On the other side is Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, senior rabbi at Temple Israel of Minneapolis. Dr. Deborah Savage, co-founder of the Siena Symposium, moderates. The debate will start around 9 minutes 40 seconds--there's a bit of an explanation about what the ACW does first.

Direct download: Oct04_13.m4a
Category:debates -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Healing the 21st Century Family

(October 1, 2013) Dr J travels to Minnesota's St. Thomas University in St Paul to speak on how to begin "Healing the 21st Century Family."

Direct download: Oct03_13.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Pope Francis on Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage

(October 1, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed media perceptions and reality on Pope Francis's positions on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

By the way, Dr J cleaned up in the referenced debate--that's our October 4 podcast, coming right up.

Direct download: Oct02_13.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT