The John-Henry Westen Show
Episode 13: Mother Miriam discusses her conversion to Catholicism
Starting June 17, you will be able to watch Mother Miriam’s show live on her Facebook page. Afterwards, the recording will be available on LifeSiteNews, on the Mother Miriam YouTube channel (in video format), and on the Mother Miriam podcast page (in audio format). I can’t tell you how excited we at LifeSite are to introduce you to such an inspiring and enlightening woman.
Special Edition: Cardinals' new declaration corrects rampant confusion in the Church
Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, together with several other bishops, have issued a public declaration of truths of the faith to remedy the “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation” endangering the spiritual health and eternal salvation of souls in the Church today.
Some of the 40 truths which are elucidated in the declaration implicitly reference statements made by Pope Francis, while others relate to points of confusion that have arisen or intensified during the current pontificate. Still others address moral errors in society that are gravely harming lives, as much of the hierarchy stands by.
Episode 12: Vatican’s former doctrine chief: Contraception is ‘intrinsically bad,’ Church can never allow it
Cardinal Muller has been called by his detractors the "#1 enemy of the Pope" for issuing a “manifesto of Faith” that some say reads as a correction of Pope Francis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has not stopped speaking out in defense of truths of the Catholic faith — now under assault from within — despite being asked to step down from his post by Pope Francis in 2017.
Today, on Episode 12 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I'm speaking with Cardinal Muller about his “manifesto of Faith” and what it means today for a cardinal to fulfill his duty to advise the pope. Join us as Cardinal Muller shines a ray of clarity on the unprecedented crisis that is unfolding in the Church under Pope Francis’ watch.
Episode 11: Pope's lack of clarity is a sign of the end times: chatting with Cardinal Eijk
In May of 2018, Cardinal William Eijk of the Netherlands, said the Pope's lack of clarity regarding intercommunion reminded him of "The Church's ultimate trial. Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 675).
Today, on Episode 11 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I’m discussing Cardinal Eijk's request for clarity from the Holy Father, akin to St. Paul's public rebuke of St. Peter. Join us as we discuss the harm being done by Pope Francis' ambiguity and the Church's teaching on sexuality and marriage.
Episode 10: Does Pope Francis want Catholics to have fewer children?
Scripture teaches us that God is the author of life. Children are truly a blessing and in procreation parents cooperate with God in creating new souls for heaven is a glorious teaching.
During his 2015 trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis remarked that Catholics don’t need to breed “like rabbits,” and instead stressed the importance of having 3 children, enough to sustain the population.
Today, on Episode 10 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I discuss Pope Francis’ distressing remarks and attitude regarding large families and the true beauty of a family of any size.
Episode 9: Is Pope Francis trying to open the door to contraception?
The Catholic Church has faced an internal war against her teaching on contraception for decades with the Popes fighting valiantly to defend and explain why the Church promotes openness to life.
Unfortunately, on this teaching as much as many others, Pope Francis has introduced considerable ambiguity, and has even seemed to undermine the teaching in some of his informal remarks.
Today, on Episode 9 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I’m discussing the Pope Francis’ comments on contraception, and why they are such a departure from the Church’s traditional teaching on the issue.
Episode 8: What’s up with Pope Francis and Protestantism?
Every sincere Catholic looks forward to the unification of Christians in answer to the prayer of Christ Himself. Yet tragically there have been splits in the Church which have caused many to be deprived of the fullness of the truth.
Unfortunately, Pope Francis’ approach to the question of those Christians who lack the fullness of faith has been very confusing.
Episode 7: Why correcting Pope Francis is a true act of charity
Since launching The John-Henry Westen Show a number of viewers have raised questions about the issues I’ve brought up.
I was on the road last week, so I decided to take the opportunity to answer some of those questions on this week’s episode.
I discuss the importance of joy in the apostolate – why we must be “happy warriors” even in the midst of the darkness around us in the Church and culture. I share two examples of these “happy warriors” – two men who are in fact most vilified in our Church for speaking the truth about the current crisis: Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider.
And I discuss the need for authentic charity towards Pope Francis. The question we must ask ourselves is: Do I really love Pope Francis enough to express concern about what’s going on? Do I love him enough to tell him I’m concerned for his soul?
Episode 6: Pope Francis’ record on Communism is dangerously ambiguous
The Church has condemned Communism unequivocally, but Pope Francis has been dangerously ambiguous in his remarks and acts related to this dangerous ideology.
Today, on Episode 6 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I talk about Pope Francis’ record on Communism and why it is such a stark departure from the Church’s authentic teaching.