Can you explain why marriage is between a man and a woman? even to your own kids? Watch this!

Are you at your wits end trying to explain why you believe marriage is only between a man and a woman? Listen to my interview with Fr. Sebastian Walshe.

Are you at your wits end trying to explain why you believe marriage is only between a man and a woman? Do your own adult children think you are a bigot for believing what the entire human race has always believed? You’ve got to listen to my interview with Fr. Sebastian Walshe on his new book, “Understanding Marriage and Family.” He defends the traditional Catholic view of marriage, using natural law and the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California developed this book by teaching moral theology to high school boys. He answers the questions the young men really wanted answers for! Fr. Walshe shows that marriage is natural, not man-made. He shows how the traditional teaching on marriage is connected to the essential mysteries of the Christian faith, including the Incarnation, and the Trinity. Fr. Sebastian is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live. You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate his compelling explanations. When you hear him, you will see why his listeners and his students love him!

Resources related to this video:

Fr Sebastian’s book “Understanding Marriage and Family”:…

Privatizing Marriage is Impossible:…

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Privatizing Marriage is Unjust to Children:…

Dr J: Does Marriage Have a Public Purpose?

Dr J: Common Questions about the essential public purpose of marriage

Dr J’s book “Love and Economics”

Dr J’s book “The Sexual State”

Dr J’s article, “Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the Persecution of Civil Society”

Dr J’s article, “The Catholic Church, Children and Same-Sex Parenting”

“Trump, Biden, Debate the Family,” Ruth Inst. Prez

“The decline of the family is at the root of most of our problems. Along with our friends at LifeSiteNews, the Ruth Institute is calling for a Presidential debate focused exclusively on what the candidates will do to support the family.”

Ruth Inst. and Life Site News Launch Petition for Presidential Debate on the Family

Partnering with Life Site News, today, the Ruth Institute launched a petition to the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates calling for a 4th debate to be focused on the family.

Ruth Institute President Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained: “The decline of the family is at the root of most of our problems. We’re calling for one debate focused exclusively on what the candidates will do to support the family.”

She continued: “Honestly, I’m shocked that we even have to state this obvious point: Every human life begins with a family. Every significant challenge the United States faces can be improved by strengthening the family. The breakdown of the family and the over-sexualization of society create massive problems affecting the economy, the criminal justice system, public health, education, and even national defense. The rioting in our cities is in part the result of family breakdown.”

Three debates are scheduled on September 29, October 15, and October 22, to cover public health, including COVID 19, public safety, the economy, and defense/foreign policy.

Morse said, “These are all important issues to be sure. But unless something is done immediately, the family will once again be ignored. Issues like marriage, the right to life, parental rights in education and health, sex education in schools, pornography, population control, and declining fertility will be overlooked entirely or treated as an afterthought.”

She added: “We believe this is the first time such a debate has been proposed by anyone. We at the Ruth Institute and our friends at Life Petitions think it’s about time.”

Sign the petition here.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse or Mr. Don Feder, Communications Director of the Ruth Institute, contact

Conservatives Keep Losing: so what CAN we do?

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I recently wrote an article called “Ideas Don’t Have Consequences.” The subtitle was “Why Conservatives Keep Losing.”  My point was that ideas by themselves, don’t do a darn thing. Someone has to take action to implement those ideas, to fight for those ideas and to build a society around those ideas.

A lot of you guys liked the article. But they have been asking me, “what can we do? We know that we are doing isn’t working. What can we do? What should we do?” Continue reading “Conservatives Keep Losing: so what CAN we do?”

Why we Laugh in the Afternoon

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We are in a marathon. Not a sprint.

Here at the Ruth Institute, we post a joke every weekday afternoon on our Facebook page. You may have wondered why a pro-family organization would do that.

We cover very dark topics. My talks on family breakdown stir up a lot of pain.  I have had people run out of the room crying. The first time I saw that, I thought, “We can’t have this!” But we can’t ignore these difficult topics.

At our upcoming Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution, we will cover these topics.

  • Surviving the LGBT Subculture
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Childhood sexual abuse

Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun!

Who wants to come to a full day of that!!!

I’ll tell you who: you do. You want to come. Continue reading “Why we Laugh in the Afternoon”

Media to coronavirus: “Your services are no longer needed.”

JRM Blue jacket Mary Sweetened thumbnailThe issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. And the revolution is always about power.

Did you see our Laugh in the Afternoon today? The Media kicks the coronavirus to the curb. The caption says, “Your services are no longer needed.” Let’s analyze what is so darkly funny about that image.

We know now that protecting people from the Wuhan flu was not really the issue. Of course, there were and are many conscientious people in the health care sector who sincerely care about their patients’ health, and who were sincerely trying to help as many people as possible. But those are the very people who, above all, realize that many of the measures imposed by the Public Health Establishment were pure theater or worse. The hardworking doctors, nurses, nursing home aids, hospice workers and EMT’s could see from the beginning that there must have been something else at work besides preserving health. Especially if you take mental health into account.

The media-driven panic was never about health. Keeping everyone in a fevered state of anger or fear is not healthy. The geniuses in the Public Health Establishment should have known that.

The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution. And the revolution is always about power. Continue reading “Media to coronavirus: “Your services are no longer needed.””

The Subversive Hugger

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Be a rebel. Go hug someone.

I am recording this on June 8, 2020. Most of the world has been on Wuhan virus lockdown for 10 or 12 weeks or more. The Ruth Institute has no special expertise on infectious diseases. We do, however, have some knowledge about families, societies, and the human need to be social.

I’m seeing plenty of harmful consequences of prolonged social isolation. I’m seeing within my own community, suicides, substance abuse relapses, and people getting just plain edgy. I just read a story about suicide hotlines in California having a year’s worth of suicide attempts in a single month.

Let’s cut straight to the chase. Humans are social creatures. We need other people. Human interaction is not an optional extra, pasted on top of our material needs or our disembodied minds. We need to be touched. We need to look at other people to see how they are reacting to us. Are we behaving in a socially appropriate manner? Or are we going off the rails? That is pretty hard to gauge when you are all by yourself. Continue reading “The Subversive Hugger”

Ugandan Catholics: Who is really helping whom?  

JRM Blue jacket Mary Sweetened thumbnailCountering our tired clichés about race

As I watch my own country tear itself apart over race, I keep thinking about my trip to Uganda. The people I met in Uganda have a sense of the sacred, which we have largely lost in the West. We have almost convinced ourselves that only the material world is real. If we cannot touch it or measure it, it doesn’t exist.

Yet, in our cultural past, we too once had a sense of the sacred. The Greeks had it. The Romans had it. The great civilizations of Asia had it. In fact, I cannot think of any civilization that has tried to completely wipe out the idea that there is something larger than man and the material world.

Here is a story of something that happened while my son and I were in Uganda. I gave my talk to the 5,000 young people at the Ugandan National Catholic Youth Conference. I told them that the Ancient Christian teachings on marriage, family and human sexuality are more correct than the “modern” nonsense that the United Nations is trying to foist on them. Continue reading “Ugandan Catholics: Who is really helping whom?  “

Hitting the “reset” button on race, with the help of the Ugandan Martyrs.

JRM Blue jacket Mary Sweetened thumbnailI’m recording this on June 2, 2020. The United States is gripped by racial tension, including protests, riots, and lots of arguments. We’re kind of losing our minds.

When race is involved, I feel like we Americans are on a hamster wheel, running in place, going nowhere. That, or we are on a movie set of a very dark version of Ground Hog Day, doomed to experience the same day over and over until we get it right.

And let’s be clear. Race is one issue that America has never gotten right. We’ve never come close to getting it right. I realize that each person believes passionately that their own views are correct. But America as a whole? As a country, we are nowhere near getting race right. I hope we can all agree on that sad fact. Continue reading “Hitting the “reset” button on race, with the help of the Ugandan Martyrs.”

Why I keep bringing up Jeffrey Epstein

I have been doing these little daily chats for a few weeks now. You may have wondered why I bring up Jeffrey Epstein every day. Today, I will tell you.

Jeffry Epstein did not kill himself. This fact, which no serious person denies, marks a new era in the unfolding of the Sexual Revolution. For years, we have been told that the Sexual Revolution was part of the March of History into a glorious day of progress, peace and pleasure for everyone.

The Sexual Revolutionary ideology has insinuated itself into virtually every sector of society: law, business, medicine, academia, the media, sports and entertainment. The evidence is now overwhelming. Some highly-placed advocates of the Sexual Revolution just want to get laid. 

Memo to Sexual Revolutionary Elites: We don’t believe Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. We believe you, the Elite Ruling Class, are using the power structures of society to embolden sexual predators and disarm victims.

Contraceptive Fantasies

Which is more dangerous? Smoking or hormonal contraception? Tune in to find out.

Last time, we talked about the dream of every playboy since time immemorial. He thinks he is entitled to have as much sex as he wants without the responsibilities of fatherhood. In our time, we have taken this immature fantasy a step further. We are trying to convince everyone that they are entitled to as much sex as they want without any inconvenience whatsoever. Not only no babies. No hurt feelings. No painful attachments. No guilt.

When you look at it that way, it sounds crazy.