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September 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In this Episode 28 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I speak with Dr. Thomas Ward about the sexual revolution and its origins. Dr. Ward is a former member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. We discuss, among other things, Sr. Lucia, the French Revolution, pornography, family life, Pope Francis, and St. Pope John Paul II. Dr. Ward believes the revolution has entered the Church and that John Paul's teachings on the Culture of Life are "the greatest bulwark" against the sexual revolution.

Dr. Ward says that "everything hinges" on "the seperation of the procreative and unitive" nature of the marital act. "Until there is an ex cathedra statement on the moral inadmissability of this...this cascade will continue," he said.

I asked Dr. Ward about the origins of the sexual revolution. He said it begins with the French Revolution and the thinking of Marquis de Sade. Yet today, the revolution has entered the Church thanks, in large part, to Amoris Laetitia. He told me we are living in the times spoken of by Sr. Lucia, who said the "final battle" will be over the family.

We also discuss pornography, contraception, Vatican II, Cardinal Caffarra, and Pope Francis. Dr. Ward explains, in depth, the various shocking and revolutionary statements made by the many liberal cardinals Pope Francis has surrounded himself with. He also says Catholics need to regain their hope and be "counter-revolutionary."

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John-Henry Westen

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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.