Gus spent the entire show today talking about mental illness. He shared about his own struggle with depression and how mental illness affects so many families. A main theme shared by many was that mental illness is just that – an illness. We must lose the great stigma attached to it and see it for what it is.
Gus was joined on the show by Deacon Ed Shoener, whose daughter, Katie, died by suicide last week as a result of her struggle with bi-polar disorder. Deacon Ed preached the homily at Katie’s funeral. He also wrote her obituary, which includes some of the words of his homily. Katie’s obituary has touched countless lives. You can read it here. Eternal rest grant unto Katie, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.