Category Archives: Seize the Day

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We honor our non-Catholic listeners today when Gus invites those who aren’t Catholic to talk about their current faith denomination, if any, and why they listen to the Catholic Channel.

Also, Gus talks about night two at the St. Timothy Parish Mission, including an attendee who approached him and asked him if God would forgive him if he committed suicide. Gus was clearly broadsided by the question and talks about how he approached this person. Later, Gus talks about the Eucharist and why Catholics believe it’s the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

And, Bill Krol of the Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind calls in, for our Lenten 40/40/40 Project, to talk about what they do and how our listeners can help. To donate to them, click here.

Guide dogs

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ed Clancy of Aid to the Church in Need joins Gus for our Lenten 40/40/40 Project. Aid to the Church in Need is an international Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father whose mission is to help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide. To give to Aid to the Church in Need, click here.

Also, Gus talks about some of the occurrences on his first night of his parish mission at his hometown parish of St. Timothy‘s in Lutz, Florida and then talks about the people in his life who planted the seeds of grace in him. He invites listeners to call in and talk about the people who sowed the seeds of grace in them. Later, he talks with listeners about times during mass where they get emotional.

Emotional at mass

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mercy Ships is our Lenten 40/40/40 Project today. We’re joined by Captain John and Angie Fadely, of the global charity Mercy Ships, which is a coalition of hospital ships that travel to poor parts of the world to provide medical care where it’s either rare or non-existent. To support Mercy Ships, click here.

Also, Gus talks with listeners about how they found the Catholic Channel and engages in a little Monday morning Tell Me Something Good.

Mercy Ships

Friday, March 24, 2017

For our Lenten 40/40/40 Project, we talk with Lauren Musyka, executive director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, which trains, equips, and supports local communities across the United States and the world in “sidewalk advocacy” outside abortion clinics. Afterwards, Gus talks with listeners who’ve been engaged in sidewalk advocacy or any other part of the pro-life movement.

Later, Gus talks with listeners who’ve taken their children on retreats, Catholic conferences, parish missions or anything of the like. And, it’s Friday so we engage in a little Prayer Time.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gus continues his broadcast on location at the White Mule Winery in Owensville, Missouri where he’s conducting a parish mission at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He speaks to the winery’s proprietor, Charles Schlottach, who served in the Missouri State Senate from 2002 to 2010.

And, for our Lenten 40/40/40 Project, Gus talks with Adrian Kerrigan and Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois of the Catholic Medical Mission Board, which serves the people of Haiti and other poor parts of the world.

Gus at White MuleWhite Mule Winery

Monday, March 20, 2017

Gus is broadcasting remotely this week from the site of a parish mission in Owensville, Missouri. Today, he talks about the feast of St. Joseph, which is today and invites listeners to call in and brag on their dads.

Also, Jossalyn Larson, professor at Missouri University of Science & Technology, joins Gus today, on site, for Conversion Corner.

And, we get started today with Dr. Gregory Popcak, who calls in to talk to Gus about his new book, “The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be An Awesome Dad.”

St. Joseph, pray for us.

St. Joseph


Friday, March 17, 2017

For today’s Lenten 40/40/40 Project, Gus is joined by Gordy DeMarais, president of St. Paul’s Outreach, which reaches these students around the country, bringing them back to Christ and the fullness of the Catholic faith. We build evangelistic communities that provide a unique quality and depth of formation in the Catholic faith and life.

Afterwards, we go live to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City for mass for the feast of St. Patrick, bishop of Ireland.

St. Patrick, pray for us.

St. Patrick

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For our Lenten 40/40/40 Program, Gus talks today with Tom Brinkman, executive director of Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison, NY. The ministry, which bases its philosophy on the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi through the Franciscan Capuchin order, caters to young people and their families through retreats, parish ministry and service to the poor. Gus lets listeners know how they can donate to the CYFM and encourages them to find a local religious order that could benefit from their time, talent or treasure.

Also, Gus tells everybody about yesterday’s guest, Julia Calandra-Lineberg, of the National Centre for St. Pio in Barto, PA, and asks listeners to talk about a shrine or a pilgrimage site that they’ve visited that was meaningful for them.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gus talks with listeners about two Catholic news items that go together. First, Cardinal Thomas Collins, of Toronto, Ontario, wrote an open letter criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s $650 million fund for “sexual and reproductive health programs,” which included efforts to legalize abortion in countries where it is currently illegal. Also, the bishops of New Mexico have recently publicly admonished Catholic politicians who use their faith to justify supporting things like abortion and euthanasia, and other topical issues, which go against Catholic teaching. Gus gets listener reaction.

And, our Lenten 40/40/40 Project continues with Julia Calandra-Lineberg of the National Centre for Saint Pio in Barto, PA (pictured below), where she’s the pilgrimage director. She talks about the shrine’s history, which her family began in 1966, and how they help educate people about the life and example of Padre Pio. Afterward, our intern Andre tells Gus how he experienced a miraculous healing at the shrine in 2009.

Pio Centre

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gus talks about how Pope Francis, last week, said he wasn’t completely opposed to married priests so he asks listeners their thoughts about a married priesthood.

Also, Gus shares an email from a listener about how her life is going well, but she’s struggling with believing in God’s existence and asks listeners how they would respond to somebody who said that to them.

And, as part of our ongoing Lenten 40/40/40 Project, Gus talks with Evelyn Lemly, CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry. She tells her story of how she got involved and lets listeners know how they can as well. To donate to Kairos, click here. Afterwards, Gus talks with listeners who’ve had, or have, family members or friends in prison.

Prison ministry