Since today is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Gus takes a few minutes to talk about the role of the pope, where it can be found in the Gospel and why Catholics believe in an ecclesiastical hierarchy which is why we're celebrating the office of the pope, established by Jesus, and not a piece of furniture.
Also, Gus welcomes Marquette University President Dr. Michael Lovell. In addition to being the president of a Jesuit university, Dr. Lovell is also a trauma expert. He survived significant trauma as a child and has spent his adult life improving himself through therapy. He talks about the trauma that students globally have faced in this era of COVID and shares what Marquette is doing to assist them through it.
Later, Gus talks about an encounter he had at his parish mission over the weekend with an angry parishioner who asked him if he was a Trump supporter. When Gus told him he voted him, the guy flew into a rage and told him he had no place in this church. Gus believes this was a spiritual attack in order to prevent him from doing the parish mission. He invites listeners to call in and share a spiritual battle they had.