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March 24, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic author Carrie Gress joined me on The John-Henry Westen Show today to discuss her book, “The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity,” which made the news last month after being banned from Facebook and Instagram the weekend after the Biden inauguration. Written two years ago, the book recently became a top seller on Amazon following the social media censorship.

Gress began researching and studying the topic of toxic femininity during the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as the media were pushing the narrative that if Clinton was elected she would become “the most powerful woman” in the world. This claim led Gress to examin the contrast between what society calls a powerful woman, or, the anti-Mary, and true womanhood, which is seen perfectly in the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of God.

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In her book, Gress explains that for decades our culture’s magazines, fashion, and entertainment have been “laced with Marxism [and] distortions of sexuality” that are confusing women. She says that this “anti-Mary” culture is the exact opposite of Catholic ideas of women. The purpose of the book, she states, was to “represent truth, beauty, and goodness,” the main qualities of the Virgin Mary. Be sure to pick it up this crucially important book online from TAN Books by clicking here.

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John-Henry is the co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne have eight children and they live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum, an annual strategy meeting for life, faith and family leaders worldwide. He is a board member of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.