Maryland officials revoked Bethel Christian Academy's eligibility to participate in a voucher program for low-income students and demanded the school pay back thousands of dollars for previous participation.
This week on The Van Maren Show, John Zmirak gives a rundown of what he calls, the official war between Conservatives. Listen now! Van Maren and Zmirak givelisteners a look inside the Conservative civil war that’s been going on for several weeks or months. Van Maren mentions that, in reality, this civil war started with the election of President Donald Trump. The show starts off with a brief history of the beginnings of this internal clash before moving to Van Maren’s conversation with John Zmirak.
On this edition of the John-Henry Westen show we are pleased to bring you this first in a two-part interview with Professor Roberto de Mattei. Described as the greatest historian on the Catholic Church alive today, Professor de Mattei explains how the crisis in the Church came about and how Pope Francis has contributed to it. “Pope Francis, even more than modern liberal theologians, is a revolutionary because while they theorize he puts into practice the revolution itself.”
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Every week, The Van Maren Show will try to get a handle on what is really going on in our culture today. It can be difficult to find news sources and storytellers that accurately reflect a Christian, socially conservative, pro-life, pro-family worldview. Join me on Wednesdays as we head to the front lines of the culture war.
Edward Pentin talks to Steve Bannon about the crisis in the Church, the Vatican-China deal, and his project to create an academy to defend the Judeo-Christian West, at a 13th century monastery near Rome.
A social conservative professor who was raised by his mom and her lesbian partner and who openly admits that he's bisexual is warning Americans that the Equality Act is a trojan horse that will “nullify” pro-life laws passed in various states and contains language that could lead to the abolishment of all sex-segregated bathrooms. Robert Oscar Lopez is a professor of Humanities at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He’s become most well-known for his article, published in 2012, on what it was like to be raised by homosexual parents. Most recently, Lopez spoke out against the Equality Act. To […]
Princess Gloria, one of the wealthiest women in Germany who is friends with not just Pope Benedict but also Hillary Clinton, joins John-Henry to discuss her Catholic faith, including her time spent away from the Church in the 1980s. “The Sacraments are the key to the well being of the soul,” she says in this truly unique episode of The John-Henry Westen Show.
Until feedback from the Pro-Life Committee was received, the document on the bishops’ focus for their next planning cycle lacked explicit mentions of abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The fired Pinterest employee who revealed that the social media platform had blocked the pro-life group Live Action under false pretenses appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Wednesday evening to call attention to the dangers of online censorship like what he witnessed. Earlier this week, the conservative investigative group Project Veritas revealed that Pinterest had added “https://LiveAction.org” to a filter meant to keep pornographic links from appearing on the platform. Days later, Pinterest banned Live Action outright, claiming the pro-life group violated its Community Guidelines by publishing “medical misinformation and conspiracies that turn individuals […]
MISSOURI, June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Several days ago some of us learned from the St. Louis media that Madison’s Cafe, a restaurant in O’Fallon, MO, is earning the shocked indignation of the progressivist apostles of tolerance and inclusivity for politely declining – yes, even during their hallowed “Pride” month! – to host a wedding rehearsal dinner for a lesbian couple “marrying” the next day. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a report here. The woman whose request for a pro-lesbian “marriage” event was turned down by Madison’s presented herself to the media as a tolerant, compassionate victim of bigotry: she’s reported as saying that she wasn’t really interested in causing trouble […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Attorney Michael Bogren has withdrawn from consideration to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship for the Western District of Michigan, following conservative objections to his role in a Michigan religious liberty dispute from 2017. Last month, freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri grilled Bogren over his handling of the case, which concerned the City of Lansing’s attempts to bar Steve and Bridget Tennes, owners of Country Mill Farms in Charlotte, from its local farmers’ market due to the Christian family farm’s refusal to host same-sex “weddings.” Representing the city’s […]
June 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On April 30, 2019, 19 scholars and clergy published an Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy and asking the bishops of the world to undertake a serious investigation of this charge for the good of the Church. In the following weeks, more people, among them more than 20 priests and some theologians and canon lawyers, added their signatures to this Open Letter so that the number of its signatories is now 92. On May 13, Martin Mosebach also added his own signature to the Open Letter. Mosebach is a well-known German novelist and […]
In this episode of The Van Maren Show, Ekeocha and Van Maren begin by discussing her rise within the pro-life movement and move into drastic differences between African culture as a whole and Western culture. The Van Maren Show is hosted on numerous platforms, including Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. For a full listing of episodes, and to subscribe to various channels, visit our Pippa.io webpage here. To receive weekly emails when a new episode is uploaded, click here.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – During last week’s Democrat House committee hearing purporting to assess the future of “reproductive rights” in America, the medical director of a controversial Alabama abortion facility suggested that attempting to resuscitate newborn babies with fetal anomalies would be a “waste of resources.” Dr. Yashica Robinson, an OB/GYN and medical director of Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives (AWC), was testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to advocate for the continued availability of abortion in Alabama, which recently enacted a near-total abortion ban. In comments highlighted by the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony […]
June 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Vice President Mike Pence is defending the Trump administration’s refusal to allow U.S. embassies across the globe to raise LGBT “pride” flags on the same flagpoles hosting the American flag, framing it as a matter of maintaining the preeminence of the Stars and Stripes. Last week, three U.S. diplomats revealed that the administration is denying diplomats’ requests to raise the rainbow banners on the building’s official flagpole, though they are still allowed to display the flag elsewhere, including on embassy walls and inside buildings. The requirement to seek permission first marks a reversal of the […]
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.
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.
WEST VIRGINIA, June 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― An explosive report alleges that the retired Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston was a sex pest who spent millions of dollars on an “extravagant and lavish lifestyle.” According to an article that appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, 75, gave cash gifts totaling $350,000 to fellow priests, including important prelates and young priests upon whom he allegedly foisted his attentions. The report also detailed sexual harassment and bullying: “…a succession of younger male clerical assistants complained to church officials in West Virginia that Bransfield was sexually harassing them. Similar concerns were […]
PETITION: Support Bishop who is barring 'Catholic' pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion. Sign the petition here. VANCOUVER, B.C., June 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The name of a superior of a Canadian order of Catholic religious has been removed from the Women Deliver 2019 conference website after LifeSiteNews asked her why she donated to the global pro-abortion event. Sister Joan O’Keefe, superior of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax, was listed on the conference website as a donor to the four-day gathering in Vancouver that ends Thursday. O’Keefe, who is a volunteer doula and for 13 years was the coordinator for a […]
Legislators working to pass Illinois's new abortion bill may not present themselves for communion in the Diocese of Springfield, nor may priests give the Eucharist to the Senate president or the speaker of the House.
Ten years ago, Mark Bauerlein warned against the dangers of technology in his book,The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30). The thesis of his work was the rise of technology and the elimination of reading books has made our culture stupid. Mark is currently an English professor at Emory University and the senior editor of First Things, a conservative, religious academic journal. In this episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon and Mark discuss The Dumbest Generation, the worsening effects of technology and the deterioration of society […]
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 […]