Wed, 2 March 2022
Originally aired January 17, 2022
Republished March 2, 2022 by Ruth Institute with permission
Faith Hakesley offers healing for victims of sexual abuse with her powerful book “Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace and Healing Following Sexual Abuse”
Faith, a survivor of sexual abuse, speaks on Ladies of Another View on BEK TV.
Faith shares her tragic story of dealing with being sexually abused at the hands of a newly ordained priest. She relates the pain and suffering she experienced and the effects it had on her relationships with family and friends. Faith also describes how the tragic early death of her brother led to her finally telling her parents the truth.
Perhaps the most important part of this interview is the advice Faith offers to those who have been abused and to those who are helping abuse victims.
You will want to listen to hear the full details.
Direct download: Faith_Hakesley_on_Ladies_of_Another_View_Jan_17_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT
Wed, 2 March 2022
Sam Brinton Appointment - Dr. Jennifer Morse with Fr. Rob Jack on Driving home the Faith - Feb. 17, 2022
Originally aired February 17, 2022
Published March 2, 2022
Taken from “Driving Home the Faith” with Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we listen to Dr. Morse discussing with Fr. Rob Jack the recent appointment of Sam Brinton to the Office of Nuclear Energy.
Amongst various aspects, Dr. Morse describes that some members of the federal government use appointments to flex the sexual revolution’s muscles. Passing away are the days when the best person is chosen on account of merit.
Also, Dr. Morse speaks of her interview with Susan Constantine, forensic body-language expert, who appeared on the Dr. J Show and spoke at the Summit for Survivors 2021. She teaches about duping delight and how Sam Brinton’s story of torture in conversion therapy is almost certainly false. This same false story is being used to ban sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) across the nation.
Additionally, Morse mentions Fr. Paul Sullins research which examines statistics from the Williams Institute which demonstrates that SOCE are not harmful to individuals who receive this form of treatment.
Listen to hear the full story.
Direct download: Sam_Brinton_Appointment_-_Dr._Jennifer_Morse_with_Fr._Rob_Jack_on_Driving_home_the_Faith_-_Feb._17_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm CDT
Thu, 24 February 2022
Originally aired August 17, 2021
Republished (with permission) February 24, 2022
In today’s episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we tune in to Dr. Morse’s interview with Ladies of Another View on BEK Tv.
Dr. Morse makes a keen observation in today’s episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast.
She observes that New York law makers and city officials consider going house to house to forcibly coerce COVID vaccinations. Yet, California decriminalizes knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS in sexual encounters.
You can’t take a risk of contracting or spreading COVID by remaining unvaccinated. However, you can be lied to by a sexual partner, contract an incurable disease, and denied justice in prosecuting the perpetrator.
Why? Because no health risks are allowed…. unless they are risks to your sexual health.
America is quickly becoming no longer a government of the constitution but a government of agencies. Congress passes off law-making power to agencies, which are non-elected and unaccountable, while congress sits back and does nothing.
Also, Dr. Morse describes her book, The Sexual State, and offers some advice on staying sane in this crazy world.
Direct download: Dr._Jennifer_Morse_on_Ladies_of_Another_View_-_Aug_17_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT
Fri, 11 February 2022
Air Date: Feb 10, 2021
Published: Feb. 11, 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we listen to Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse who is interviewed by Erin Kunkle and Sarah Stonestreet on their show, the Strong Women Podcast sponsored by the Colson Center.
Dr. Morse explains her upbringing, family history, and what the Ruth Institute is and its mission in the fight against the Sexual Revolution.
She describes being the mother of two – one biological, the other by adoption – and having the ability to conduct informal controlled experiments because of this difference. She talks of developmental milestones, such as playing peek-a-boo, that were experienced differently between her two children.
All of these interactions taught her firmly that children need their parents.
Dr. Morse explains that if a child misses a developmental window, it is a lot of work to go back later and try to fix. A child only has one year to be one year old; only one year to be two years old, etc. Her adopted son missed a lot of developmental interactions in his first two years of life and Dr. Morse tells of some of the things she and her husband did to make up for it.
In addition, Dr. Morse comments on the secular culture today that has hollowed out the meaning of important Christian words like equality, freedom, and love, and has replaced them with new meanings. For instance, when St. Paul speaks of freedom he means the ‘ability to do what one ought’.
But by far, the most misunderstood word today is love. Far from being a mere feeling that one experiences with someone they like, Dr. Morse teaches that love, as conceived by great minds like St. Thomas Aquinas, is the pursuit of a greater good for the other, which points away from feelings to a concrete objective decision. It is in the will and not the fleeting emotions.
And love is very important for the family. Children need their parents to learn what love is.
Dr. Morse shares some wise words on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and posits that women are the nurturers of life, and nurturing can take on many forms. She demonstrates this premise by sharing that she loves to cook for others and see them enjoy the food she makes. This does not necessarily entail raising a child, although mothers often cook for their children, but shows the beauty of womanhood and its many various forms of nurturing everyone.
Finally, Dr. Morse shares what she considers a profound truth: doing God’s will is what makes us happy. She explains that this is in direct contradiction to the ideologue’s ideas of equality. How? Listen to find out.
Listen to original, un-cut version here: Ep. 32, Do Families Matter?
Direct download: Children_Need_Their_Parents_-_Dr._Jennifer_Morse_on_Strong_Women_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am CDT
Thu, 10 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we tune in to Sacred Heart Radio’s show, Driving Home the Faith with Fr. Rob Jack. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse discusses China’s One Child Policy and the bleak demographic winter that looms in the future. Dr. Morse relates that perhaps it is absolute power wielded by a few which has corrupted the government of China. “They get off on bossing people around and we have to account for that in the human condition, that some governmental policies are driven by corrupt persons who want to exercise their might.” [paraphrase]
The age old maxim comes to mind: absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Dr. Morse adds that China fell for the overpopulation myth, hook, line, and sinker, with its own citizens turning on each other and reporting on non-conforming neighbors.
China assembled somewhere around one million persons into the birth control police, conveniently named, Family Planning Police. This was the largest, non-military police force in the world at the time. [1980s]
Many economists and businesses thought that opening trade with China would make them want to be free like us. Capitalism was the great hope for them. But instead of liberalizing because we dealt with them, they stole all our technology.
Dr. Morse emphatically stated: “The government has no right issuing birth limits on the citizen.”
She comments that very few Western, non-religious, NGOs (non-governmental organization) said anything against the One Child Policy when it was implemented. It seemed only religious people, mostly Catholic, would acknowledge that it is intrinsically wrong for the government to decide family sizes.
Now China is encouraging women to have children. They are beginning to see what looks to be a devastating future.
And especially the future looks bleak for the women of China, who are outnumbered significantly by their male counterparts. This is because the overwhelming demand under the policy was for sons.
“[This devastating One Child Policy] increased the demand for women; it did not in fact increase the wellbeing of women – it increased the wellbeing of men who control the women.” – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
Direct download: Dr._Jennifer_Roback_Morse_-_Driving_Home_the_Faith_with_Fr._Rob_Jack_Feb10_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm CDT
Wed, 9 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we find Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse on the Capital Record Podcast published by National Review. She is interviewed by David Bahnsen.
Dr. Morse tells her journey from an economist to a defender of the family, becoming a mother herself of two children.
Dr. Morse describes what she learned early on as a mother: children need a relationship with their parents in order to build a conscience and be able to socialize properly with the outside world.
And this has major effects on the economy. The people that keep contracts and promises and who are honest in the economy must come from somewhere – the family. A child without love cannot do even the most basic things in society.
Is free enterprise and the family mutually exclusive? Are they really unrelated?
Dr. Morse invites the listeners to consider that the family reproduces itself whereas the Sexual Revolution is sterile.
She highlights that the Sexual Revolution is a war against nature. The fact that men and women are different is natural. The reality that children depend upon their own parents is an unavoidable truth. To sustain itself against nature, the Sexual Revolution requires force and therefore is totalitarian.
The pioneers of the sexual revolution, persons like Wilhelm Reich and Alfred Kinsey, thought that all sexual taboos were harmful. Fast forward today, and now we see that almost all sexual taboos that put healthy distance between men, women, and scandalous actions have been removed.
“A lot of the brokenness and families failing to perform, a lot of that has to be laid at the doorstep of Roe v. Wade. That is the accelerator…. [There is this] article that George Akerlof and Janet Yellen did… that was analyzing the fact that the advent of modern contraception and abortion actually is correlated with more out of wedlock pregnancy.” – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
“Traditional Christian Sexual Ethics created equality because it said, ‘For every child: his or her own father and his or her own mother. For every man: one and only one wife. For every woman: one and only one husband. And for life. That created stability. That created equality.’”
To hear the full, un-cut episode, see here: https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/capital-record/episode-51-the-anti-stimulative-impact-of-the-sexual-revolution/
Direct download: Jennifer_Morse_with_David_Bahnsen_on_Capital_Record_-_The_Anti-Stimulative_Impact_of_the_Sexual_Revolution.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm CDT
Wed, 2 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we find ourselves tuning in to the World Prayer Network, run by Pastor Jim Garlow. Dr. Morse speaks on the vision and mission of the Ruth Institute.
Dr. Morse explains: the vision of the Ruth Institute is that every child be welcomed into life in a loving home with his or her own father and mother married to each other excepting for an unavoidable tragedy.
And she adds that the mission of the Ruth Institute is to equip Christians to defend traditional Christian sexual ethics by providing sound sociological and scientific information, expertise, carefully reasoned arguments, as well as compelling stories from witnesses and survivors.
She invites everyone to check out the two talks she gave in Wichita, Kansas at the Eighth Day Symposium.
Dr. Morse then begins an abbreviated version of those two talks. For the full talks, see here: https://ruthinstitute.org/podcasts/dr-morse-speaks-on-combatting-sexual-revolution-at-eighth-day-symposium/
Among other things, Dr. Morse plainly states that if you start with the premise that children have a right to a relationship with both of their parents and reason backwards, you are going to end up with traditional Christian sexual ethics. This makes divorce and remarriage an abuse against a child’s rights, excepting of course in grave, unavoidable tragedies. The lifelong cooperation of parents is needed for children to thrive.
She gives three, tangible things that all of us can do to help defend the family:
There are so many enlightening and inspiring words that Dr. Morse shares in this episode, that you will want to listen for yourself!
To sign-up for the Ruth Institute Newsletter: https://ruthinstitute.org/newsletter/
To hear the full conversation at World Prayer Network: https://worldprayernetwork.org/prayer/wpn-prayer-call-105/
Direct download: World_Prayer_Network_-_Jennifer_Roback_Morse_-_Biblical_Understanding_of_Sexuality_Feb_2_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT
Sat, 15 January 2022
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, in this episode takes us to Wichita, Kansas, to the Eighth Day Institute Conference. Here she delivers a powerful talk that describes how pedophilia became key to the Sexual Revolution.
She speaks of how the destruction of the family was central to the Sexual Revolution succeeding. She explains that many early proponents of the Sexual Revolution advocated for children to have active sex lives and thus had to redefine childhood.
She calls to action all people of faith and goodwill to unite and firmly oppose the Sexual Revolution and its agents in the State and in the Church.
Access the PowerPoint Slides from our website: https://ruthinstitute.org/podcasts/dr-morse-speaks-on-combatting-sexual-revolution-at-eighth-day-symposium/
Direct download: Pedophilia_from_the_Beginning_-_Dr._Jennifer_Morse_Wichita_KS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT
Fri, 14 January 2022
Understanding the Sexual Revolution – Eighth Day Books Institute, Wichita, Kansas – Jan 14, 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute podcast, Dr. Morse explains the mission and goal of the Ruth Institute. She is here heard giving her talk titled, “Understanding the Sexual Revolution”. Dr. Morse gave this talk at the Eighth Day Books Conference in Wichita, Kansas.
She explains that the Church’s traditional teachings on the moral law can be defended at the highest levels. She teaches a core principle that all advocates of the family must defend, namely, that every child needs his or her father and mother in the home married to each other, excepting, of course, for an unavoidable tragedy.
Hear Dr. Morse talk about hot button topics like Feminism, Gender Ideology, and Sex-Ed for children. She explains the contraception explosion of the 20th century and asks the question whether the Birth Control Pill really changed the culture or was it the persons promoting it?
She offers practical advice for those who wish to defend the Truth. Listen to hear for yourself.
Direct download: Understanding_the_Sexual_Revolution_-_Dr._Jennifer_Morse_Wichita_KS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT
Thu, 6 January 2022
(January 6, 2022) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing Washington, D.C.'s new gathering regulations--announced 2 days before Christmas, and to go into effect not for the immediate post-holiday surge but a few weeks later, conveniently right before the annual March for Life midway through January.
Sun, 2 January 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we listen in to the Issues, Etc. podcast with Todd.
Mr. Don Feder, Director of the Demographic Winter Resource Center of the Ruth Institute, discusses recent comments made on Children, Pets, and Demographic Winter by the Pope. Stay tuned to hear eye opening stats about Japan and China’s fertility rates. What disasters can result from a declining population? Is it more selfless to have little or no children at all because of the strain it will put the world’s resources? Don explains.
Thu, 23 December 2021
(December 23, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith, where it's the year-in-review edition: past and anticipated rulings from the Supreme Court, sex ed and curriculum issues proving decisive in Virginia elections, flood aftermath, and more.
Coming up next month the Ruth Institute will be participating in and exhibiting at the March for Life Expo and the Students for Life convention later in January. Stay tuned!
Wed, 15 December 2021
(December 15, 2021) Dr J gave a 10-minute presentation on censorship and propaganda at Business Network International. She referenced a couple of Dr J Shows: one with Ron Rychlak and one with Dr. Joel Brind; check those out on our YouTube channel. Also check out our Resource Center on Censorship.
Coming up next month the Ruth Institute will be participating in and exhibiting at the March for Life Expo and the Students for Life convention later in January. Stay tuned!
Fri, 19 November 2021
Deborah DeGroff became interested in the subject of children’s books when her oldest child began to read. While perusing the then-current literature of the eighties, she noted the qualitative difference between those books and the books she had read as a child. Upon more investigation, her curiosity shifted to concern. Thus began a lifetime of research and a resounding cry for parents to look inside their children’s books.
The end result of Deborah’s research and concern is the book, Between The Covers: What’s Inside A Children’s Book. In the book, she connects the “dumbing down” of school books to a simultaneous shift from moral instruction to amoral, and ultimately to today’s immoral indoctrination of our children.
Fri, 12 November 2021
Dr. Stephen Baskerville is an expert in the politics surrounding family court and divorce. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics. His writings have appeared in leading national and international publications. Dr. Baskerville discusses masculinity, both toxic and healthy, as well as what it means to be a gentleman, and what it takes to become one. His latest book is A Gentleman’s Guide to Manners, Sex, and Ruling the World: How to Survive as a Man in the Age of Misandry– and Do So with Grace.
Fri, 29 October 2021
Susan Constantine, MPsy, discusses with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse her Behavior Lab analysis of Sam Brinton and his story. Sam was made a poster child for the Trevor Project as he told his story about the supposed horrors of conversion therapy. He discussed the forced treatment he received which tried to change his sexual orientation, which included shock therapy, electrocution, heat and coils, needles, government killing of people, a suicide attempt, and abuse from his father. She and her team at the Human Behavior Lab analyzed multiple tellings of his story (which is publicly available on social media) to determine whether or not he was being deceptive or truthful.
Sat, 23 October 2021
(October 23, 2021) Dr J is invited to speak at a convention at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia. She's speaking on the wave of parents standing up to out-of-control school boards--and how you can, too.
Fri, 15 October 2021
Jackie Aguilar is an expert in the field of fertility regulation through natural means. She teaches both the Couple to Couple league and the Creighton Methods of Natural Family Planning. She is also a board member of Natural Womanhood.
Fri, 3 September 2021
Dr. Michael S. Parker, MD, KM is the System Medical Director for OB/GYN Hospitalists Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio. He is the current President of the National Catholic Medical Association. As a member of the Catholic Medical Association since 1999, he was a founding member of the John Paul II Guild and served as the original guild president. At the level of the national organization, he has served as Regional Director, Regional Director Representative to the Board of the Catholic Medical Association and National Treasurer and Vice-President.
Thu, 20 May 2021
(May 20, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing Kelloggs' new Pride cereal just in time for June, which of course is Pride month.
Thu, 13 May 2021
(May 13, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing LifeSite New's recent ouster from Facebook and the political groups trying to take credit for it.
Fri, 12 March 2021
Dr. Ronald J. Rychlak is Distinguished Professor of Law and holder of the Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, where he has been on the law school faculty since 1987. In 2019 he received the university’s highest research and publication recognition, the “Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award.”
Ron graduated from Wabash College and Vanderbilt University School of Law. Before coming to Ole Miss, he practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago and served as clerk to Judge Harry Wellford of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ron is the author or editor of twelve books and over 100 articles. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican called his book, Hitler, the War, and the Pope “definitive” in its response to allegations made against Pope Pius XII. He was awarded the Blessed Cardinal Stepinac Medal from the Archdiocese of Zagreb (2008).
Thu, 4 March 2021
(March 4, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. What do you do when the task before you seems insurmountable? Do what God has given you to do.
Mon, 1 February 2021
(February 2, 2021) Fr. Paul Sullins is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing the decline of the Catholic church in Quebec.
Fri, 22 January 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.