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(August 5, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's "Driving Home the Faith."  They're discussing how, amidst all of the COVID-19 upset and lockdown to prevent transmission, the state of IL has removed the requirement to disclose an HIV-positive diagnosis to sex partners. It was previously a crime to have unprotected sex without telling your partner about having this STI.

Direct download: Aug05_21.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Steve Pokorny is a dynamic Catholic speaker, author and TV host who truly inspires his audience to desire and live an authentic Catholic vision for life and love. For over 15 years, Steve has been sharing his unique style of delivery, which captivates audiences of all ages, especially with his witty yet sincere personality.

He has a vast knowledge of the Faith, as well as a strong commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as handed down by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Steve Pokorny offers powerful presentations, retreats, workshops and missions dealing with the critical topics of chastity, love, marriage, and pro-life, as well as freedom from pornography, all from a Theology of the Body (TOB) perspective. While most of Steve’s talks are TOB based, he has many talk topics to choose from or he can customize a presentation or keynote to make a lasting impact on your audience. Steve is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and podcasts from EWTN to Relevant radio and many more.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Readings & Resources

  • Redeeming Our Vision is a 12-part TV series on Shalom World TV (trailer here.) Based on his book Redeemed Vision, Steve walks viewers through the truth about the pornography industry and its effects, revealing how this impacts us all.
  • Redeemed Vision: Setting the Blind Free from the Pornified Culture, Steve Pokorny’s 14-year magnum opus, is a comprehensive and powerful tool not only for those with pornography compulsion, but also for equipping readers with practical ways to help rebuild a culture of beauty and love.
  • Freedom Coaching website: freedom-coaching.net
Direct download: 93-Pokorny.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

The Rev. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate of the Ruth Institute. He recently retired as Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Dr. Sullins is a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development. He has written four books and over 100 journal articles, research reports, and essays on issues of family, faith, and culture. His reports on clerical sexual abuse from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury data, John Jay data, LA Times, and other sources have garnered international acclaim.

Dr. Sullins continues as Research Professor and Director of the Leo Initiative for Social Research at Catholic University, as well as Director of the Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought. He also serves on the board of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS), the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), and the Natural Family Journal. He is a Fellow of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), and was an Ignatius Loyola Fellow for Catholic Identity at the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education.

Formerly Episcopalian, Dr. Sullins is a married Catholic priest. He and his wife, Patricia, have an inter-racial family of three children, two adopted. He serves as Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Hyattsville, MD.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.

Direct download: 89-Sullins.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 18, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  Today they're discussing questionable "sex in time of COVID" practices recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health.

Direct download: Feb18_21.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Fr. Paul Sullins is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing premarital sex, fornication, and sexual sin in the Catholic church.

Direct download: Nov17_20.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings & resources.

Direct download: 57-Regnerus.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 10, 2020) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing the new Pew survey on the acceptability of premarital sex among Christians.

Direct download: Sep12_20.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(December 3, 2019) Fr Paul Sullins is a guest of Father Robert McTeigue on The Station of the Cross's "The Catholic Current." The question under discussion today is "'born this way:' does God make people gay?"

 

" 'Born That Way' No More: The New Science of Sexual Orientation," Dr. Sullins in Public Discourse

Ganna study & accompanying New York Times article

Something More Beautiful, talk by Hudson Byblow

Direct download: Dec03_19.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(November 23, 2019) The Ruth Institute and Stations of the Cross are pleased to present "Something More Beautiful," a talk by Hudson Byblow about his journey through same-sex attraction and beyond labels.

Hudson's search for truth led beyond current cultural labels that are liberally applied to situations like his. This kind of narrative isn't as findable, but we're working to change that: check out ruthinstitute.org for more information on our cloud of witnesses.

Direct download: Nov23_19.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

(July 26, 2019) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the American Psychological Association's promotion of "consensual non-monogamy and relationship anarchy," which just…sound great, don't they?

Direct download: Jul27_19.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 23, 2019) Dr J is invited to speak at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath, Louisiana by Fr. Metrejean. Her talk is entitled "Making the Case for Traditional Catholic Sexual Morality."

PowerPoint slides are available for this presentation over at our website, too.

Direct download: Jul23_19.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 6, 2018) Dr J is once again Teresa Tomeo's guest on Catholic Connection. They're discussing the recent study provocatively titled, "Women Find Sexist Men More Attractive." (The Daily Mail reports in some detail here.)

Direct download: Jul06_18.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 15, 2018) Welcome to the Ruth Institute's First Annual Awards Dinner! We had an amazing night of fellowship, music, and food. We gave out awards to some incredible people and listened to entertaining and thought-provoking talks. Here we have our dinner's speaker and the recipient of our Christian Witness of the Year award, Daniel Mattson. Dr J makes a more full introduction.

Dan Mattson spoke on his journey through Catholicism, Christianity, the gay lifestyle, and back to peace as a child of God.

Direct download: Jun16_18.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 7, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the new study published by the University of Utah on older Americans and extramarital sex--and its surprising results.

Direct download: Jul07_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 24, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the recent ruling handed down by a South Carolina federal judge that same-sex parents must be listed on a child's birth certificate.

Direct download: Feb24_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 13, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing cohabitation.

Direct download: Feb13_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 10, 2017) Dr J is interviewed by Greg Corombos on Dateline: Washington, Radio America's nationally syndicated news magazine. They're discussing a new survey on sex and singles released by Match.com that details the degree of casual sex among singles in today's culture.

Direct download: Feb10_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

A Government Study on Cohabitation

(January 8, 2014) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed a government study showing an increase in cohabitation and a decrease in so-called "shotgun weddings."

Direct download: Jan09_14.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

UNC Chapel Hill: Q&A

(November 13, 2012) Dr J traveled to North Carolina last week to speak at UNC Chapel Hill's Love and Fidelity chapter. This is the question-and-answer session afterward--if you missed her talk, check out the previous podcast.

Direct download: Nov19b_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

UNC Chapel Hill

(November 13, 2012) Dr J traveled to North Carolina last week to speak at UNC Chapel Hill's Love and Fidelity chapter. She takes questions afterward, too--check out the next podcast.

Direct download: Nov19a_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Doctors Are In: Angela & David Franks on "Theology of the Body"

(August 28, 2012) Drs Angela and David Franks appear with Scott Landry on the radio show "The Good Catholic Life" to discuss Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body." The Franks teach at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's Seminary.

"The Good Catholic Life" is also on Facebook--check them out.

Direct download: Aug31_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

Dr J @ Harvard True Love Revolution

(March 29, 2012) Dr J speaks at Harvard True Love Revolution on her book Smart Sex: Finding Love in a Hook-up World.

Direct download: Apr25_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Sex Week at Yale University

(February 14, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss Yale University's "sex week."

Direct download: Mar02_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Dale Kuehne interview

(December 19, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Today she's interviewing Dr Dale Kuehne, a politics professor at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, author of "Sex and the iWorld", ordained Presbyterian minister, and vice-chair of the ethics committee. They're discussing alternatives to today's sexualized culture, Aristotle's views on sex, and much more.

For her interview with Dr Steven Heaney, check out the previous podcast.

Also, here's her interview with Dr Donald Hilton (referenced in the pornography discussion).

Direct download: Jan06_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Doctors are In! (Miriam Grossman Interview)

(July 18, 2011) Dr J hosts "From the Front Lines of the Culture War" on Catholic Radio of San Diego.  Today she's interviewing Dr Miriam Grossman, author of "Unprotected" and "You're Teaching My Child What?".  Dr Grossman spent 12 years counseling students at UCLA.  They're discussing the problems with and double standards of sex education as endorsed from classrooms to politics to mental health professionals.  It's more like sex ideology, and it certainly doesn't bear close examination.

Direct download: Jul21_11.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT