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(LifeSiteNews) — Today’s special guest on The John-Henry Westen Show is Father Jesusmary Missigbètò, a “canceled” Opus Dei priest from Ivory Coast.

Father Jesusmary may be familiar to many of you. LifeSite has published several of his open letters to Pope Francis, all of which stem from his refusal to retract criticism of the pope for supporting same-sex “civil unions.”

Most recently, Father Jesusmary received a notice from the Vatican affirming Opus Dei’s sanctions, which include a ban on saying public Mass, preaching, and hearing confessions.

On today’s episode, Father Jesusmary opens up to me about his motivation to continue speaking out amid the sanctions levied against him.

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LifeSiteNews first alerted you that Opus Dei expelled African priest, Fr. JesusMary, for faithfully speaking the truth against Pope Francis’ harmful errors about same-sex civil unions. 

Then on July 4th, Pope Francis RETALIATED and BANNED Fr. JesusMary from celebrating HOLY MASS – even privately – for as long as he dares criticize Pope Francis!  

LifeSiteNews exposed Pope Francis’ suspension of Fr. JesusMary: 

"The African priest is now barred from any active ministry, including celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass in public. He is permitted to say Mass privately on the condition that he refrains from writing criticism of the Roman pontiff."

Now, as you can see below, Twitter is joining Pope Francis and Opus Dei by CENSORING Fr. JesusMary and BLOCKING his posts from reaching faithful Catholics with the truth about God’s plan for marriage and the family! 

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Fr. JesusMary is being PRESSURED into SILENCE by Pope Francis, Opus Dei, and Big Tech for defending Catholic teaching on marriage!  

 

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Our Lord promises that “the Truth will set you free” (John 8:31), and we need to free Fr. JesusMary to continue speaking the truth in the face of error and globalist intimidation.  

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Fr. JesusMary has shown us the way into a new battle for the Holy Mass and Catholic orthodoxy against a modernist and worldly narrative infecting the Church today – the same narrative that promotes Pachamama, communist China, and issues a joyless statement after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  

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“My motivation is very simple. The Vatican has to speak clearly and follow the traditional path of the Church, not go out” he says. “Because tradition is the preservation of the truth, and it’s the way we must choose to go to heaven. So this is my motivation: to help Pope Francis understand that it’s better to follow the path of Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict and all recent popes.”

Father Jesusmary adds later on that he considers himself “happy” despite the great trials he’s facing.

“I know that Mother Mary is with me because I’m her son and [Jesus’] son,” he says. “So with Jesus and Mother Mary, it’s not possible to be sad. No, it’s not possible. Even though we have our problems, I’m happy.”

Listen to today’s episode here:

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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