This week, Gus' brother Gary had a birthday. Next week, Gus has a birthday. They had another brother, Glenn, who also was born in July. Tragically, Glenn was murdered in 1992 in Miami, Florida. Gus talks about the scar that left on him and his family and invites listeners to call in who were affected by a crime and whether or not it changed them.
Also, Gus is joined by Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, Dr. Matthew Bunson and Gus gets his thoughts on lots of news items, including the tearing down of statues, recent Supreme Court decisions involving Catholic schools and the Little Sisters of the Poor and rapper Kanye West's scathing rebuke of Planned Parenthood.
Gus also reads the headline and subheading of a recent New York Times article. The headline reads, "Churches Emerge as a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases." The subheading reads, "More than 650 cases have been linked to religious facilities during pandemic." Gus first questions how they were able to link those 650 cases and then breaks down the numbers. The day the article was published, July 8th, the CDC reported 2,982,900 confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide. When you break down the numbers, that's .0002% of all cases. Gus says that hardly makes church services a major source and cites this as an example of bias against religion by major media outlets
And it wouldn't be Friday without a little listener Prayer Time.