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(LifeSiteNews) — In today’s day and age, it is very difficult to find films you can show your kids. Everybody still watches movies, and to try and restrict your teens from movies just doesn’t work. So you have to find good ones, and that’s a chore-and-a-half!

But what about finding a good film that’s entertaining but also promotes the faith, promotes praying? A movie where you can actually see in the actions of the characters a real-life portrayal of faith? Down on their knees, when they’re actually praying, they’re actually doing it amidst horrific struggles?

There is such a film. It’s called Paul’s Promise, and it’s coming out real soon.

Ryan O’Quinn, one of the producers and stars, tells me it’s based on an unbelievable but true story in the American South during the civil rights movement. He also explains the film’s inspiring portrayal of faith, and from there we discuss the importance of prayer, especially as parents raising children.

Mark your calendars: Paul’s Promise will be released in theaters on October 21. You’re going to want to get the entire family together for this one.

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, 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.