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(LifeSiteNews) — Today is a breaking news edition of The John-Henry Westen Show. I sat down with a spokesman for Mark Houck, the Catholic father of seven who was targeted in an FBI raid this past Friday.

Brian Middleton provided an update on how Houck and his family are doing, shared what really happened during Houck’s encounter with a pro-abortion fanatic in downtown Philadelphia, and described Houck’s tireless efforts in sidewalk counseling and helping men overcome porn addiction.

If you are not yet caught up to speed on Houck’s story, he is accused of violating the FACE Act in 2021 for allegedly pushing an abortion facility volunteer who was harassing Houck’s 12-year-old son with particularly vulgar language. The FBI raid this past Friday involved at least 25 agents with guns drawn. The children were ordered to stay upstairs as they screamed in terror at the sight.

Middleton said Houck was released Friday afternoon, not long after the raid, but that the family is understandably still feeling a bit traumatized. Middleton also spoke about the difficulty of finding legal assistance, which he and the Houcks spent much of this past weekend trying to do.

“Mark and [Ryan-Marie] are just incredible people, and to think that this could happen in our community is a difficult thing for all of us,” Middleton said. “The excessive use of force to a man who had already told them that when they wanted him to come in, he would come in, certainly leaves you questioning what the motivation was and what the presuppositions that went into this by the people who executed on this [were].”

A fundraising campaign for the Houck family is looking to raise at least $200,000 for any necessary expenses in the coming weeks. Click here to check out Houck’s lay apostolate The King’s Men as well.

“We are at war. There’s a battle going on between the forces of good and evil,” Middleton said. “When the human secularists basically took over all the institutions, they removed God from them. When you remove God from them, you remove truth, beauty, and goodness, and you replace it with lies, profanity, and evil. And what we’re beginning to see is the manifestation of that on a regular basis.”

Listen to today’s episode below, or watch the video above. Be sure to check out LifeSiteNews’ full report on the FBI raid here as well.

The John-Henry Westen Show is available by video on the show’s YouTube channel and right here on my LifeSite blog.

You can send me feedback, or ideas for show topics by emailing [email protected].

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

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

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.

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