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Every week, The Van Maren Show will try to get a handle on what is really going on in our culture today. It can be difficult to find news sources and storytellers that accurately reflect a Christian, socially conservative, pro-life, pro-family worldview. Join me on Wednesdays as we head to the front lines of the culture war. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Accomplished author and seminary professor Dr. Ralph Martin, the head of Renewal Ministries, an organization dedicated to Catholic evangelization, joins The John-Henry Westen Show to talk about his new book,“A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this week’s episode, Jonathan van Maren speaks with Dr. Ryszard Legutko, a philosopher, politician, and professor from Krakow, Poland, to discuss Legutko’s fight against both communism and liberal democracy. Legutko also indicates paradoxical similarities in Liberal Democracy, which, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, widely took the system…
 
Over the last several months, Bill Gates has become a major target of so-called “conspiracy theories” regarding COVID. Gates sparked lasting controversy with a March 18 online question and answer session, when he said, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who …
 
Marjorie Dannenfelser from the Susan B. Anthony List joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss the 2020 election results and why we need to have hope as Americans. Dannenfelser begins by giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the mood in the White House on election night. She also discusses the implications of the presidential race as well as the R…
 
Dr. Robert Moynihan is the editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine, and has over 30 years experience in the industry.He recently published an amazing new book titled, Finding Viganò: In Search of the Man Whose Testimony Shook the Church and the World (TAN Books). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Mary Eberstadt felt vindicated by last night’s 2020 Presidential election results. Why? She has been saying for years that, “The sexual revolution is now having system wide political consequences.” Eberstadt, who has authored numerous books and essays about the sexual revolution, joins The Van Maren Show to discuss how the sexual revolution, the br…
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Mark Crutcher joins Jonathon to discuss the state of the pro-life movement, what pro-lifers need to be focusing on, and what the 2020 US election means for those throughout the world opposed to abortion. In 1999, Crutcher's group exposed the illegal sale of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood and other ab…
 
Fr. Anthony Pillari is the host of a brand new online catechism course titled 'Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism,' produced by Voice of the Family. It's totally free and has won the endorsement of many high-ranking clergy. Learn more by clicking here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
John-Henry Westen shares the many examples of how President Trump is fulfilling the prophecy made about him in the 1980s (about him being used powerfully by God) and leading America back to God. Listen in for the full details. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
As the 2020 Presidential elections consumes the news, it is important for pro-lifers to truly understand the impact this election will have in the battle to save lives. In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Dr. Michael New, a research scholar, joins Jonathon to discuss how a Democratic Presidency impacts abortion rates, and what would happen is…
 
In this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Rod Dreher outlines the similarities the United States shares with Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia, calling the US a “pre-totalitarian state.” Dreher also warns Christians, “there is persecution coming.” A few years ago, Rod Dreher wrote The Benedict Option, a book outlining the need for Christians to…
 
Last week Bishop Athanasius Schneider laid out an ‘apocalypse’ scenario regarding forced global vaccines derived from aborted babies. Bishop Schneider told LifeSite should there be a mandatory global vaccine for coronavirus derived from cell lines from aborted babies, “then we will enter into the time of the Apocalypse.” Join me as I unpack Bishop …
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Marjorie Dannenfelser from the Susan B. Anthony List tells Van Maren that this election is crucial for the pro-life movement. Dannenfelser warns listeners that if the Democrats win, it will have a generational impact, as the left will fight to take away the core principles of our nation's founding. See acas…
 
Dr. Alveda King explains that she herself used to be pro-choice but embraced the pro-life message when she became a born-again Christian in 1983. 'The African-American community is a very politically loyal community,” she said. “However, many African-Americans today are supporting President Donald John Trump because of his stand for life, because o…
 
Dr. Bella d’Abrera, the Director of Foundations of Western Civilization Program at the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, believes that the crushing, anti-freedom measures taken by the Victorian government during COVID-19 are reminiscent of 1960s Berlin, and that they are likely being implemented as a sort of test case to see how to control …
 
There is a case now before the criminal courts of Germany in which two priests testify to gruesome sexual abuse at the hands of a then-senior official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, Monsignor Christoph Kühn. One of the big questions in all this is what Pope Benedict knew of the situation if anything and what affect it may have had on his de…
 
Douglas Gresham, the stepson of CS Lewis, said that he vividly remembers the first time he encountered Lewis at his mother's house. "There was nothing particularly handsome looking about him...[but]...the way he approached me and talked to me and the way we had a conversation just completely eradicated any of the misgivings I might have had about t…
 
Alessandra Bocchi is an Italian journalist well-known for her freelance reporting all over the world. She believes the mainstream media is driven by ideology rather than a desire for truth. It’s “hard to find a nuanced and informed view” on current events, she says. Journalism today is “all about personalities and memes rather than substance.” It’s…
 
Dr. Robert Epstein is a dyed in the wool liberal Jewish Democrat but he believes the four major tech giants have become too dangerous for our democracy. He believes the massive amount of surveillance, censorship, and manipulation carried out by the likes of Google is a threat to free speech and personal autonomy. "Do we want a private company that'…
 
Christian conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey argues that social media is making too many teenager narcissistic and self-centered. Parents need to do a better job limiting their children's use of technology. "We are incomplete people in need of our faith, in need of something bigger than us, and in need of purpose." See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
John O'Sullivan was a speechwriter for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. An author and conservative writer whose essays have been featured in National Review, O'Sullivan shares his thoughts on everything from international affairs and the future of conservatism to Brexit and Black Lives Matter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Catholic clergy from across the US have taken to social media in recent weeks to denounce former Vice President Joe Biden for his extreme pro-abortion views. Biden has been called by the liberal media a "devout Catholic" but in reality his radical, leftist positions make it impossible for everyday Catholics to morally support his candidacy. See aca…
 
Conservative author, speaker, and radio host, Eric Metaxas tells Jonathon, “I'm very glad they're [the rioters are] burning Bibles because we can see very clearly what the agenda is behind the BLM/ANTIFA movement. These people are Cultural Marxists." In this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Metaxas and Van Maren discuss the riots, cultural Mar…
 
The Vatican's Congregation for Clergy has announced the upcoming closure of Argentina's only orthodox Catholic seminary because the rector and other priests associated with it would not refuse seminarians and other Faithful Catholics Communion kneeling and on the tongue. Archbishop Viganò has called the move a 'declaration of war.' See acast.com/pr…
 
Mike Adams is described by friends as a “pro-life and free speech warrior,” “witty,” and “satirical,” yet in recent obituaries, he is being defamed by the mainstream media for his conservative views and satirical posts. Dr. Frank Turek, a close personal friend of Mike’s, joins Jonathon Van Maren on today’s episode of The Van Maren Show to set the r…
 
Alexander Tschugguel shares stories of Catholic leaders in Austria and Europe and how they upheld the Catholic faith. He praises the famous House of Habsburg and also reveals the reason he only receives Holy Communion on the tongue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Rob Hoogland was ordered by a judge to call his daughter a boy or face family violence charges. Hoogland’s daughter was undergoing testosterone treatment against his wishes after being convinced by her school counselor that she was a boy. To top it off, Hoogland couldn’t even share his story or seek help outside his lawyers due to a gag order place…
 
Peter Kwasniewski, Thomistic theologian, liturgical scholar and choral composer explains the real history of proper reception of the Holy Eucharist and how Communion in the hand as its practiced today is in no way similar to how the Church used to allow Communion to be administered. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
As the far left ramps up their calls for the removal of statues of America's founders over claims of racism, it is important that all citizens truly understand the principles upon which the United States was founded. In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Mark David Hall speaks about America’s Founding Fathers, the ideals upon which our society …
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Darlene Pawlik a victim of sex trafficking from a young age shares her story with Jonathon Van Maren, including how she had to fake an abortion and ultimately run away in order to escape. Pawlik and Van Maren also discuss the impact pornography, prostitution, and abortion have on the sex trafficking industr…
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Abigail Shrier, the author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, join Jonathon to discuss the explosion of teenage girls identifying as transgender. They also discuss how the trans movement is destroying an entire generation of girls and how this sinister ideology has spread …
 
The U.S. Navy has issued a directive than bans its members from attending 'indoor religious services.' However, the order still allows them to use mass transit, host social gatherings of any size, and participate in protests. President Trump, meanwhile, has already declared churches to be essential during the coronavirus outbreak. The First Liberty…
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Gabe Deem joins Jonathon to discuss the negative health impacts of pornography and how porn changes the brain. Gabe Deem is committed to helping others break free from their porn addiction after his own struggles. He empowers people with education about the harmful effects of pornography and provides safe f…
 
Tom Zimmer was a World War II veteran who moved to Italy to live a life of prayer and sacrifice. In 1983, he told a man that 'right now, in the United States, there’s a man who has the hand of God on him...and God is going to use him in the future...his name is Donald Trump.' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
To help keep this and other programs on the air, please donate here. In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, famed Chesterton scholar and founder of the Chesterton society and the Chesterton schools, Dale Ahlquist joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss what G.K. Chesterton would the riots happening in the United States and the current state of the w…
 
Seattle was in mayhem last week as a six block area was occupied by openly Communist groups. The police were unwilling to enter the zone and the governor was clueless. President Trump warned he had to take action. Interestingly, we also learned last week that heaven warned there would be a communist takeover of America if heaven’s warnings were not…
 
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, African-American pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger speaks out about the harm being done by the Black Lives Matter movement and the best way to respond to the injustices that are happening in the US and across the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Deacon Cody Miller, a deacon since 1988, was previously a rock-n-roll musician and living as a self-described “heathen.” His life changed after he read St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary. He tells John-Henry that “fasting, not necessarily from food, but reparation, prayers, the rosary, doing stuff you don't like to do with a smile" is ab…
 
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released this powerful letter today to President Trump warning him that the current crises over the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots are a part of the eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. He encourages the president to continue the fight on behalf of the “children of light.…
 
The abortion wars in America have come to dominate the political landscape. In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, pro-life author and speaker Frederica Mathews-Green. Mathews-Green was a feminist who recalls driving a friend to New York from South Carolina to get an abortion. After college, Mathewes-Green had a profound conversion to Christiani…
 
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