Gus goes over some Catholic news items of interest that includes two notable pro-life activists. First, David Daleiden whose Center for Medical Progress exposed high ranking Planned Parenthood agreeing to sell fetal tissue and body parts through undercover videos. Planned Parenthood subsequently sued him, and that case and others have dragged through the court system for years. Last week, it was announced that he won a court battle against the University of Washington who sought to redact evidence from certain documents that they use these fetal parts in some of their experiments. Gus also talks about the laicization of Fr. Frank Pavone over the weekend by the Vatican. In addition to his priestly ministry, Pavone is also a very outspoken pro-life advocate that, oftentimes, pushed boundaries. The Vatican's reasoning was "blasphemous communication on social media" and "persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop." Gus talks a little more in depth about what all that means.
Also, Nathaniel Binversie from Exodus 90 calls in to talk about its global program that begins on January 9th and concludes on Easter Sunday. The purpose of the program is to draw men closer to Christ and includes taking cold showers every day, giving up alcohol, embracing silence, cutting out snacks and powering down media in order to focus greater on prayer, asceticism and fraternity. Nathaniel gets into the nuts and bolts of this with Gus and explains that although Exodus 90 can be done anytime, the campaign that starts January 9th is done in communion with other men on a global scale.
Later, Gus opens up the phones for Tell Me Something Good but asks listeners to talk about their biggest good news item for 2022.