Featured Image
Pope Francis meets with LGBT-activist Fr. James Martin in Rome, Sept. 30, 2019.James Martin / Twitter

(LifeSiteNews) — Prominent pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Father James Martin on Thursday blocked LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen on Twitter.

This move comes after the LifeSite co-founder blasted Martin’s reappointment by Pope Francis in the role as adviser for Vatican communications. He also called for prayers for the Pope and the Church.

Martin announced Thursday via Twitter that Pope Francis has appointed him to another five-year term as a consultor for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication. He also linked a letter written by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin dated March 21, 2022.

John-Henry Westen reacted to this news, noting on Twitter that “the Vatican has just doubled down on embracing pro-LGBT priest Fr. James Martin.”

John-Henry further called on Catholics to “pray for the conversion of Pope Francis. Pray for the Church.”

Many faithful have been appalled over the years by the pro-LGBT priest’s scandalous record of promoting homosexual lifestyles, contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church. All of LifeSite’s extensive reporting on Father Martin can be found by clicking here.

Contrary to the image of a “Church of dialogue and inclusion,” Martin has used his account to censor voices of opposition.

In 2017, Martin got the Catholic advocacy group CatholicVote suspended from Twitter after he complained about a post made in humor that allegedly called for violence.

Martin has also used his Twitter account to promote his close relationship with Pope Francis. Earlier this month, he revealed that Francis once again wrote a letter to him praising his pro-LGBT “ministry.”

The pope reportedly praised the priest for a scandalous LGBT conference he recently hosted and for the “culture of encounter” he promotes among “LGBT Catholics.”

Catholic users on Twitter reacted with sarcasm and humor to Martin’s move to block John-Henry Westen.

Be sure to stay tuned to and follow all of John-Henry Westen’s content on Twitter by clicking here.

Secure a home for canceled priests: LifeFunder


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.