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.
As a Canadian, I don’t know enough about American politics to judge the platforms of the candidates for President of The United States. However, if I had to choose between a candidate who offers the possibility of a reduction in the number of abortions and a candidate who will provide easier access to abortion, then I will choose the candidate that endorses pro-life. When I say my daily rosary(15 decades), I offer up The Nativity for an end to abortion. To support a candidate who supports pro-choice would make a hypocrite of me. The outraged parishioner in question doesn’t hear Satan laughing in the background. He needs our prayers
I wasn’t able to listen to the entire broadcast to hear the end of the story was with the man who was outraged (TDS) … and challenged you and said that he would make sure you didn’t speak at the mission. What a story … certainly evil forces at work. People like him need prayers and God’s mercy.