My prediction about the Vatican’s “Humanum” conference

November 16th, 2014 Comments off

According to the Catholic News Agency, “the Vatican is hosting a colloquium seeking to find ‘new and creative language to speak to people where they are.’ This is according to Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University, and communications liaison for the Humanum Colloquium, which will run from Nov. 17­-19 at the Vatican.”

Helen Alvare, communications Liaison for the Humanum Colloquium

Helen Alvare, communications Liaison for the Humanum Colloquium

I have a couple of predictions about this event. My predictions are based on the full title of the event, as well as my knowledge of the participants.

The full title of the event is: “An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman.” Sexual complementarity is not a topic that marriage re-definers call attention to. Ever.

Here is my take on the participants:

  1. Helen Alvare, the communications liaison referenced above, is simply an outstanding spokeswomen for the authentically Catholic view of marriage, family and human sexuality.
  1. I am acquainted with many of the speakers. The line-up includes pro-marriage faith leaders from across the religious spectrum.

One of them, Ignacio Ibarzábal, is the Executive Director of Grupo Sólido, an Argentine pro-marriage organization founded by young adults. A number of their members have attended Ruth Institute events over the years. I have the highest respect for Ignacio and his group. Read more…

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Kids say the funniest things

November 14th, 2014 Comments off

My four-year-old daughter was so excited that I put bubbles in the bathtub she said, “I’m so happy I could just scream like a little girl!” Thank you for saying so rather than doing so.

Another time she asked my husband, “Dad, did Jesus make your hair very small?” She’d never seen him getting a hair cut, nor seemed to notice every time it was shorter, so it seemed a valid question.

My seven-year-old daughter was making mistakes with her math worksheet. She wasn’t paying attention to whether or not it was an addition or subtraction problem, as it kept changing on her. I said, “Pay attention to the symbol. The symbol is key.”

She responded in a flowy voice: Read more…

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Seven Steps to Sexual Peace

November 13th, 2014 Comments off


“The Seven Steps to S*xual Peace manual for healing is the fruit of many discussions over the course of many years with many people on all sides of the marriage debates. Whether you have been a victim of the S*xual Revolution or an active participant, or whether you have been watching on the sidelines as your loved ones suffer, the Seven Steps to S*xual Peace program has the capacity to change your life.” ~Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Many of us come with baggage these days. There’s no need to let it define you or weigh you down. In fact, you can overcome your past weaknesses completely, finding forgiveness and peace along the way. Allow Dr. Morse to help you with this handy Manual for Healing for only $10.

Get a copy of The Seven Steps to S*xual Peace for yourself and those you love, and begin your journey today.

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New Podcast!

November 13th, 2014 Comments off

Head on over to iTunes or LibSyn to check out Ruth’s newest audio, The Gay Agenda in the Media, where Dr. J and Drew Mariani are discussing the ways homosexual activity is becoming more mainstream in television commercials and programming. (This is a rebroadcast of her interview yesterday on the The Drew Mariani Show.)

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Mom’s home: A word to Conservative Critics of Pope Francis

November 13th, 2014 Comments off

For purposes of this article, I set aside my Ph.D. degree: I am speaking strictly on the authority of my MOM degree.

Archbishop Kurtz' contribution to the working group was wonderful! Did you read it?

Archbishop Kurtz’ contribution to the working group was wonderful! Did you read it?

Ok, everyone. I realize I have been out of the loop for a while. I have been trying to finish a book. And I had an unexpected family emergency to deal with.

But Mom’s home now. Time to shape up.

What have you kids been doing, talking about your Father like this? Just today on my Facebook feed, I found someone referring our Holy Father Pope Francis as a “world class smart ass!”  And this person evidently considers himself a good Catholic! A better Catholic than the Pope!

Some of you are hysterical over the Synod, as though the Holy Father were plotting to change Church doctrine. Haven’t you seen this report from the National Catholic Register? The four American bishops said at their press conference, “There must have been two synods, and the four of us must have happened to be at the wrong one.”

I don’t know what in the world you kids are thinking. You certainly realize that the Holy Father has no authority to change Church doctrine. And he knows it.

Some of you are upset because all the wrong people seem to like the Holy Father. I realize there is a battle to capture the symbolic value of the Papacy. The “Progressives” who want the whole Sexual Revolution, would love to claim the moral authority of the Papacy and the Catholic Church for their team. But do you realize that every time you repeat the liberal media talking points like this, you are scoring for the “Progressive” team? Read more…

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Seventy-Seven Non-Religious Reasons to Support Man/Woman Marriage

November 10th, 2014 Comments off


Do you support natural marriage, but don’t know how to explain why, especially without reaching for a Bible?

Let us make it easier for you! Read 77 Non-Religious Reasons to Support Man/Woman Marriage and/or simply have several copies on hand to give to people when the topic comes up.

For example: Reason 67 says, “Same s*x marriage separates children from at least one of their parents, not due to extraordinary circumstances, as arise in adoption, but as a routine procedure.”

This is a 10-panel, accordion-folded pamphlet. It’s easy to read and easy to mail to a friend in a standard-sized long envelope.

It is offered both as a paper pamphlet for $2.50 and as a digital “read only” download for only $1. You can find it here.

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What 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage can do for you

November 10th, 2014 Comments off


“At last! A good and reliable guide to what it takes to make a marriage work and make it last a lifetime. The authors show us that a successful marriage is more about being good than feeling good. Being a good spouse is about being a good person.

Virtue is the key to a happy marriage as it is the key to a happy life. If love is about laying down our life for our friends, marriage is about laying down our life for our best friend. This little gem of a book should be read by every married couple and by those planning to get married.”

~Joseph Pearce, author of The Quest for Shakespeare

Find 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage here. Get a personalized, autographed copy for yourself or a friend here.

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6th Circuit decision to uphold marriage

November 10th, 2014 Comments off

Dr. Morse is quoted in this article on the 6th Circuit Court’s upholding of natural marriage: 
““It lays out some places where the Supreme Court is going to have to rule,” said Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute. Sutton, she noted, calls attention to the fact that the high court already ruled that marriage is a state, not a federal, issue, setting a binding precedent that has never been overturned.”
(BTW, this is a photo of Judge Sutton, whose carefully crafted opinion is giving us the opportunity to be heard at the US Supreme Court.)
http://www.aleteia.org/en/society/article/appeals-court-decision-upholding-traditional-marriage-prepares-way-for-high-court-hearing-5829059527311360

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Mercy, Compassion and Orthodoxy

November 10th, 2014 Comments off

My husband I attended a marriage preparation retreat in a small town in central California a few weeks ago. We were by far the oldest people there. The retreat was developed by an order of priests who are very orthodox in their teaching about marriage, family and human sexuality.

They do not soft-pedal anything. They do not cut corners. In fact the small-group breakout sessions, one of the young couples said “this is not the easiest place in town to get married.” All the other young couples in the group nodded in agreement. “But this is my parish. This is where I was baptized. We wanted to get married here.”

So I feel confident when I say that these priests are holding the line on orthodoxy. Over the course of the weekend, the presenters told their

The Prodigal Son: The Turning Point

The Prodigal Son: The Turning Point

personal faith journey. Almost all of the presenters at this conference had had some significant irregularity in their marriage situations.

What I saw was the Church “welcoming” sinners.

One couple recounted their journey from civil marriage to sacramental marriage. Their priest asked that they live together “as brother and sister” in the months leading up to the con-validation of their marriage in the Church.

For the uninitiated, this means: they had already been married civilly for some time and had children. One party had become Catholic. They wanted to get their marriage validated so they could have a sacramental marriage. Since they were not married in the eyes of the Church, they could not licitly have sex with each other. So their priest asked them to abstain until their wedding.

I heard no whining and complaining from this couple. What the husband had to say Read more…

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A statement made in households the world over

November 8th, 2014 Comments off

My seven-year-old caught me on Facebook when I was supposed to be helping the kids with their night-time routine.  She proceeded to scold me: “Mom, you better get off that computer ’cause that won’t put us to bed!”

She was so right.

-Anne, mother of 5

Read more funny parenting stories.

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