Friday, March 1, 2019

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois calls in to talk about his statement which reiterates that Sen. Dick Durbin is not permitted to receive holy communion in his diocese because of his unwavering support of abortion. There have been many instances where Sen. Durbin has voted for pro-abortion laws, most recently his vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and was one of the 14 self-identified Catholic senators who voted against cloture on January 29th for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act, which is a requirement to prevent a filibuster. Sen. Durbin has been barred from communion within his diocese since 2004. Bishop Paprocki explains why he made a public statement. Listen to the interview in its entirety here.

In the weeks leading up to Lent, Gus has been intermittently giving away copies of A Minute in the Church in an effort to encourage spiritual reading. This morning, he asks listeners to call in and recommend books for him to read during Lent. Below is a full list of the books that were recommended and links to get them.

The Last Hours of Jesus by Fr. Ralph Gorman

Writings of Catholic Theologian John Shea

Word Made Flesh – Christopher West

The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Alban Goodier

The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus Liguori

Seven Last Words – Fr. James Martin

A Rosary Litany by Fr. Edward Looney

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen 

Forgiveness Makes You Free by Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga

The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn

Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Fr. James Martin

Life of Christ – Fulton Sheen

He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado

Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor by Allen Hunt


  • Dawn: March 03, 2019

    Yes, I also remember a book that is not mentioned. I believe it was “Happy now and forever” or something like that.

  • Jackie Brady: March 01, 2019

    I was in the car when I heard the list so I could not write it down. There was another book mentioned by the priest who suggested the writings of John Shea, and I don’t see it listed. It had to do about the 7 choices you make: wealth v poverty, self v. others, etc. Can we get that title? Perhaps it is up there but I think not.

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