Gus talks about Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's recent comments about going to church. Since the Supreme Court has disallowed civic leaders from labeling religious services as "non-essential" and shutting down houses of worship because of the pandemic, Gov. Northam has urged the citizens of his state to not attend, stating that "You don't have to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers." While Gus doesn't disagree with that, he takes exception to the governor's question, is it worship or is it a building? He explains why physically going to mass is important for Catholics as it's the only way to receive the Eucharist and how Jesus urges us to worship in community, whether it's in a building or not.
Also, as Advent rolls along and Christmas is on the horizon, Gus gets a Monday Morning Church Check and asks what their parish's plans are for Christmas masses.
Later, he does a little Tell Me Something Good with listeners and today's feast day is St. John of the Cross who is most known for his poem "Dark Night of the Soul," written sometime between 1577 and 1579. Gus gives more background to this extraordinary saint.