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Make your marriage happier with 101 tips from the Ruth Institute

December 11th, 2013 Comments off

If you are looking for practical, concrete ways to improve your marriage, be sure to check out the newly released book, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other (Ave Maria Press), by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes. Read more…

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Bottum’s Up on Same Sex Marriage

August 28th, 2013 Comments off

By Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published at on August 28, 2013.

The blogosphere has been all abuzz with reactions to Catholic intellectual Joseph Bottum’s recent meandering piece on same sex marriage. The Sexual Revolutionaries consider Bottum’s support of redefining marriage a coup, while supporters of natural marriage are naturally disappointed. But I think this article provides important clues to the way the Sexual Revolution has proceeded and succeeded. And far from persuading me to change my views, Mr. Bottum has convinced me more than ever that natural marriage is the right side of history. Read more…

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Petition to thank Father Sauppe

August 12th, 2013 Comments off

Father Timothy Sauppe wrote a moving and courageous article about the pain of closing, and then razing, the Catholic school in his parish in Peoria.  In one of the pre-closure brain-storming sessions the teachers asked what to do to get more students. He replied, “Well, I know what to do, but it takes seven years.”

Fr. Sauppe connects the dots between fertility decline, contraception, and closing schools. He says, “To defend the Church’s teaching against contraception and sterilization is like going back to ancient Rome and warning them about the dangers of indoor lead plumbing. No matter what you would say, their only response back would come in various levels of volume, ‘But it’s indoor plumbing!’ In other words, no matter the real threat to one’s physical health from contraception and sterilization, the immediate perceived benefits outweigh the moral and physical downside.” Read more…

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College Students Taught To Defend Traditional Families

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Jennifer Kabbany – Associate Editor of The College Fix

SAN DIEGO – Anne Petty always believed in and supported the traditional definition of marriage – but the 23-year-old Idaho college student said she didn’t know how best to defend her position other than to cite the Bible.

After this weekend, Petty said she is armed with knowledge and data to explain her beliefs from secular, academic and scientific points of view. Read more…

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First Ruth Institute Gala a Great Success

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Betsy Kerekes – Director of Online Publications, The Ruth Institute

“This was a smashing event. I am ecstatic,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, regarding its first annual gala, held June 2nd at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.

In addition to the food, the camaraderie of groups from diverse religious backgrounds joined together by a common concern for the state of marriage, was exceptional. The fellowship began in the foyer with vendor tables set up so guests could become informed and support one another. Vendors included radio programs, Christian grammar and high schools, and pro-life organizations. Read more…

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Dr. Morse’s talks in the Minnesota for Marriage Road Trip

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

from Dr. Morse, regarding these podcasts:

In the first one in Montevideo, I just lay out the essential public purpose of marriage. I think this gets the discussion off on the right foot.
In Eden Prairie, I talk about Equality, giving people some ideas about how to respond to the relentless argument that “equality” requires us to redefine marriage.
In Owatonna, I deal with the March of History meme that is so common and destructive.  Read more…
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Activists rally as Minn. lawmakers consider same-sex marriage bill

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Advocates on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage continue to step up their efforts.

Minnesota for Marriage resumed its statewide bus tour this weekend, and Jennifer Roback Morse spoke at a stop on Saturday in Eden Prairie. Roback Morse founded the California-based Ruth Institute, which promotes marriage to college students. Read more…

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Ruth Institute’s First Gala Dinner!

April 23rd, 2013 Comments off




This is not just your average entertainment, dinner, raffle prizes and live auction. We will also have the fascinating Tim Clemente: Hollywood producer, writer, consultant, stuntman, and former FBI special agent, as our guest speaker. The event is also being hosted by Patrick Coffin, Immaculate Heart Radio’s nationally known radio personality and speaker!

For more information and to order tickets, click here!



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To Make a Family–an interview with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

December 3rd, 2012 Comments off

by Marcia Segelstein

This article was first published at Salvo Magazine in September 2012.

While her academic credentials are impressive enough to be intimidating, Jennifer Roback Morse’s demeanor is anything but. She manages the not-so-simple task of being warm and genuinely friendly while speaking boldly and knowledgably about some of the most hot-button issues of the day. Read more…

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For Such a Time as This…

October 22nd, 2012 Comments off

by Trey Dimsdale, J.D.

First published at on August 10, 2012.

In the Old Testament book of Esther, the heroine for whom the book is named finds herself in an extremely dangerous situation. She is a Jew who is married to a foreign king who is advised by an evil man named Haman. Haman devises a plan to eliminate all of the Jews in the kingdom, and the only Jew with access to the king is Esther herself. Queen Esther then approached her uncle Mordechai who asks her, “Who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” The unlikely rise of a member of a captive class to the house of a powerful king during a time of such political danger was, in the estimation of Mordechai, a providential intersection of events. It was a gracious provision of protection from the Lord even in an age when God’s people were being disciplined for their disobedience. Read more…

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