Gus talks about a Church financial scandal involving Peter's Pence. Peter's Pence is a second collection that takes place once a year designed to fund the charitable works of the Holy Father. It appears that some of the funds have been misappropriated for luxury apartments in which has launched an investigation from the Vatican's Promoter of Justice. Gus reads the story from Crux and gets listener opinion.
Also, Gus takes a few minutes and plays a recorded homily by Fr. Jay Scott Newman that provides some background to the Amazon Synod and the ordination of married men to the priesthood. Fr. Newman points out Bishop Erwin Krautler, a German bishop who has spent his entire career as a missionary in Brazil, the epicenter of the current Synod. He reveals that in all his years as a missionary, Bishop Krautler never baptized one solitary indigenous person and is one of the major proponents of married priests in that region.
And it wouldn't be a Seize the Day Friday without a little Prayer Time.