Gus talks about the Motu Proprio issued by Pope Francis, entitled "Traditionus custodes," which puts restrictions on the extraordinary form of the traditional Latin mass. In addition to talking about the reaction by several of the bishops in the United States, Gus brings in Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN News. Together, they discuss how, based on the text, the pope in essence appears to be severely restricting the Latin mass and driving it to extinction which could push more Catholics, who choose to celebrate it in that form, underground.
Also, Gus is joined by Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, senior policy advisor at the Catholic Association, talks about the protests in Cuba and the heavy-handed reaction by the government, including shutting off the Internet on the island. Dr. Christie, who is of Cuban heritage, and whose parents fled the Castro regime in the 1960s, talks about the impoverished conditions in Cuba, propagated by the government over the last 60 years, and the brutal oppression the country has lived in under communism. She talks with Gus about the things Americans can do to support the citizens of Cuba trying to break free from this oppression.
Later, Catholic author and speaker Matt Fradd joins Gus to talk about his new book "How to Be Happy: Saint Thomas' Secret to a Good Life," which shows how true happiness can only be achieved through Christ and goes through several steps offered by St. Thomas Aquinas. Matt also talks about his life's mission which is to shed light on the evils of pornography and how men and women can overcome it.
And, it's Monday so that means a round of Tell Me Something Good with listeners.