Friday, March 19, 2021

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Today is a very special day in the life of the Church, in that it's the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, in the Week of St. Joseph, in the Year of St. Joseph.  Gus talks about the devotion to St. Joseph, which is relatively new in the history of the Catholic Church and the role he can play in our faith lives.

Something's that's caught fire in this Year of St. Joseph is Fr. Donald Calloway's book "Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father" by Fr. Donald Calloway which was published in January 2020. Fr. Calloway joins Gus to talk about his devotion to St. Joseph, what we know about him from Scripture and tradition as well as the many strong attributes contributed to him.

One thing Gus shared with Fr. Calloway is that he began the consecration to St. Joseph 33 days ago and that he and his bride are going to church today to do the consecration to him. Gus invites listeners who are also doing the consecration, or are somewhere in the process, to call in and talk about it.

Later, Gus does Prayer Time with listeners and today's Friday with the Fathers focuses on Tatian the Syrian's Address to the Greeks.

Lastly, Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, calls in to talk about his new book "James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House." James Hoban was a devout Catholic and Stewart explains how his faith helped shape much of the architecture in Washington D.C. and his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.


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