Monday, February 4, 2019

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Gus talks about Super Bowl LIII, which he felt was pretty dull, and the Super Bowl ads, which weren't much better on the whole. There are some that left a positive mark, like Verizon, and some that left a negative one, like Devour Frozen Foods. Gus asks listeners which ad or ads stood out to them.

Later, Gus talks about Pope Francis' in-flight press conference back to Rome from World Youth Day in Panama last week, particularly some remarks he made about why he thinks young people are leaving the faith. Gus asks listeners to call in and give their assessment on why they think people are leaving the Catholic Church.


  • Cindy Kelly: February 05, 2019

    I am wanting to provide this link to Gus regarding the frozen food ad. This company is disgusting! I cannot believe I have Kraft products in my house. I will no longer buy any Kraft foods since they are the parent company of Devour.

  • Anthony Mutchler: February 04, 2019

    I think many people leave the church because they get caught up in just living for the world. It’s easy to do so. Our world around us can overshadow the Holy Spirit that lives in us. The world around us is full of sin and the devil lures you away.
    After the readings, the priest or deacon usually tries to explain what was just read and how it relates to our daily lives. That is great, but I think priest should discuss current issues in our world and explain how these worldly sins can overtake your lives.
    Somehow we need to stir the Holy Spirit up in the hearts of those who are asleep. For me, it was like a switch. My eyes, my mind, and heart were opened. I can see and understand the world much more clearly. For me, it happened after listening to “Our Lady of Fatima and the Fall of Communism”. I’m not saying that the same will happen to someone else, but that it stirred the Holy Spirit in me.
    Most people do no understand the gravity of not living your life for Jesus. The thief will come when you least expect it! They say, “ignorance is bliss”. But they don’t know what true bliss is until the Holy Spirit is alive in them.
    With the Holy Spirit alive in me, I love learning about our beautiful Catholic faith and what it means to be Catholic. I just wish it was easier to make others feel the same.

  • Tom Darte: February 04, 2019

    2/4/19 Why did I leave the church? Peer pressure from atheist friends in college. Stopped going to mass during school . When challenged about my faith I couldn’t defend it. I knew what I believed but not the why? Atheist philosophy professors downplayed religion, and the different ideas of philosophy created doubts. Out of the church for 30 years. By the grace of God ,people praying for me, I kept searching. How did I come back from a place I thought I would never return? I read the New Testament from beginning to end with a viewpoint of finding the teachings of the church. So don’t just read it, find those passages and underline them, make notes in the margins about the teachings of the church, such as the Sacraments, Apostolic succession, the early church in Romans, etc. By reading the New Testament as an integrated whole everything the church teaches became clear. I also studied the catechism and attended RCIA. Make sure RCIA is taught by a priest, preferably someone you know and trust. It didn’t happen over night. It took some time, over a year, but well worth it. I regained my faith. I went to Confession face to face after 20 years, when I went to tell the priest about my lack of faith. I didn’t think I would when he asked me,but I did. It was like the “scales” came off of my eyes and I could see again. I hope my telling will help someone else that reads this.

  • Margie Ward: February 04, 2019

    Hi Gus,
    I am listening to you live on The Catholic Channel right now as you are speaking about loved ones who have left the church. I want to hear it ALL, but have a meeting to go to right now. Where can I get a recording of this discussion to hear it in its entirety later today?? Thanks.

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