Latest Podcast Episodes


Thu Aug 22, 2019 - 10:06 am EST

Special episode: LifeSite’s own pro-life beauty queen: A testimony of grace

This year’s Mrs. Virginia is set to compete in the Mrs. America beauty pageant tomorrow, while 6 months pregnant. Lisa Stover, the 2019 Mrs. Virginia, is a LifeSite team member who normally works behind the scenes as a Major Gifts Officer, but she is no stranger to the spotlight.   In March, Lisa was crowned Mrs. Virginia, but Lisa had suffered her fair share of losses prior to this. A month before competing, Lisa suffered the loss of a child to miscarriage. Then a week before the pageant, she lost her mother to breast cancer. With every reason to walk away, Lisa persevered and prayed that God would help use her story as a witness to others.

Wed Aug 21, 2019 - 4:59 pm EST

Parents, you need to take the threat to your child’s education seriously

Listen to Mother Miriam's Live show from 8.21.2019. Today, Mother discusses the evils of public school and the need for parents to take this threat seriously. She challenges parents to fulfill their duties as the primary educators of their children, despite the costs. 

Mother Miriam Live is a live show Monday through Friday at 10 AM EST. You can view the live show on Facebook, here.

Wed Aug 21, 2019 - 12:38 pm EST

Pro-life org exposing ugly truth of abortion on campuses is changing hearts and minds

This week’s episode of The Van Maren Show takes listeners into the pro-life movement with Mark Harrington, the leader of Created Equal. Harrington spent over a decade working full-time to save babies in the final days of the Operation Rescue Movement and continuing with the Genocide Awareness Project with the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. That is to say, he’s been involved in varying degrees of the boots-on-the-ground pro-life movement.

Van Maren starts off with his favorite question, “How did you get started in the pro-life movement?” Harrington tells the story of coming to Christ at 28 and then meeting his wife who was volunteering for a pregnancy resource center. It was her work with pregnant women, and her showing him a photo of an aborted baby that really changed the direction of his life. “You know, it was one of those things that you kind of feel the Holy Spirit just gripping your heart. And that changed my life. I mean, it was that quick; it was that immediate that I knew, at that point, I had to do something to stop the killing.”

Tue Aug 20, 2019 - 11:47 am EST

Episode 47

Join Mother Miriam as she answers listeners questions and provides inspiration and solutions for life’s many challenges.

Mon Aug 19, 2019 - 11:46 am EST

Episode 46

Join Mother Miriam as she answers listeners questions and provides inspiration and solutions for life’s many challenges.

Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 11:44 am EST

Episode 45

Join Mother Miriam as she answers listeners questions and provides inspiration and solutions for life’s many challenges.

Thu Aug 15, 2019 - 11:35 am EST

Episode 44

Join Mother Miriam as she answers listeners questions and provides inspiration and solutions for life’s many challenges.

Wed Aug 14, 2019 - 2:46 pm EST

Terri Schiavo’s brother shares inside story of their fight to keep her alive

Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, on this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show. Schindler advocates for the medically vulnerable and is a full-time advocate, speaker, and writer. He starts the conversation sharing what it was like to grow up with Terri; sharing the real happiness before the tragic story of her death. “Terri was always one that was always laughing in the house, whether it was at my dad’s corny jokes or just whatever.” It wasn’t long after the entire Schindler family relocated to Florida that things started to deteriorate. And then on February 25, 1990, Terri collapsed in her home while alone with Michael and Schindler was called by his father to go check on her. Schindler then shares what was happening in the weeks and months following the initial collapse. Throughout the whole episode, Schindler provides details about each stage of his family's fight to keep Terri alive. 

Wed Aug 14, 2019 - 11:33 am EST

Episode 43

Join Mother Miriam as she answers listeners questions and provides inspiration and solutions for life’s many challenges.

Tue Aug 13, 2019 - 4:23 pm EST

Prof Janet Smith on the sexual abuse crisis: ‘The Bishops are the problem’...and ‘disappointment’ with Francis

Dr. Janet Smith has been a professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit for the last 18 years. She retired this past July (one year earlier than originally planned) because of her interest in investigating the sex abuse crisis in the Church. In this episode 21 of the John-Henry Westen Show, she talks to me about the root causes of the crisis as well as the “disappointing” papacy of Pope Francis.