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.