Latest Podcast Episodes

Tue Apr 30, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Why correcting Pope Francis is a true act of charity

Since launching The John-Henry Westen Show a number of viewers have raised questions about the issues I’ve brought up.


I was on the road last week, so I decided to take the opportunity to answer some of those questions on this week’s episode.


I discuss the importance of joy in the apostolate – why we must be “happy warriors” even in the midst of the darkness around us in the Church and culture. I share two examples of these “happy warriors” – two men who are in fact most vilified in our Church for speaking the truth about the current crisis: Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider.


And I discuss the need for authentic charity towards Pope Francis. The question we must ask ourselves is: Do I really love Pope Francis enough to express concern about what’s going on? Do I love him enough to tell him I’m concerned for his soul?


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

Wed Apr 24, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 14: The power of aborted baby images with Dr. Monica Miller

Dr. Miller, founder and director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, speaks with Jonathon Van Maren about her start in the pro-life movement in the 1970s as a graduate student under the tutelage of Joe Scheidler. She also talks about the impact taking photographs of aborted babies and showing them to the public has had on awakening people to the horrors of abortion.

Tue Apr 23, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Pope Francis’ record on Communism is dangerously ambiguous

The Church has condemned Communism unequivocally, but Pope Francis has been dangerously ambiguous in his remarks and acts related to this dangerous ideology. Today, on Episode 6 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I talk about Pope Francis’ record on Communism and why it is such a stark departure from the Church’s authentic teaching. 

Wed Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 13: How U.S. elites normalized same-sex ‘marriage’

Political science professor Darel Paul discusses how the upper tier of American society evolved over time to support and then push gay 'marriage.' Author of "From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage," Dr. Paul argues that liberals don't have to sacrifice much to let gays and lesbians into their elite circles. It's "kind of a painless, nearly cost free way of promoting their own righteousness," he tells Jonathon Van Maren.

Tue Apr 16, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Pope Francis’ disturbing support of a Cardinal caught covering up sex abuse

One of the most problematic aspects of Pope Francis’ pontificate has been his promotion and support for prelates who undermine Church teaching. There are numerous examples, but today on Episode 5 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I’m going to talk about one of the most disturbing and prominent cases. Cardinal Godfried Danneels died on March 14 this year. We must pray earnestly that God has mercy on his soul, because he is very much in need of such prayers. Cardinal Danneels should have been one of the most controversial prelates in the Catholic Church, not only for his opposition to Catholic teaching,but especially in our times because he was caught on tape in 2010 telling a victim of pedophile sexual abuse by a bishop friend of his not to go public with the abuse. But, as I explain on today’s show, Cardinal Danneels was in the limelight with Pope Francis.

Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 12: Gabriele Kuby discusses the global sexual revolution

World renowned author and philosopher Gabriele Kuby talks with Jonathon Van Maren about her upbringing in Germany, her conversion to the Catholic faith, and reflects on her book, "The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom." Pope Benedict XVI once called her "a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result in the destruction of man."

Wed Apr 3, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Episode 11: Scott Klusendorf on the state of the pro-life movement

Scott Klusendorf is a veteran of the pro-life movement. In this episode, he tells Jonathon Van Maren that the “seamless garment" approach is “a threat to the survival of the pro-life movement" and that "I will fight it with everything that's in me.”

Tue Apr 2, 2019 - 12:00 am EST

Did the Pope encourage same-sex relationships?

Catholic teaching and Sacred Scripture could not be clearer about the grave immorality of homosexual relationships. But today, on Episode 3 of The John-Henry Westen Show, I'm going to show you one high-profile case where Pope Francis himself was disturbingly unclear about the issue.