Monday, July 19, 2021

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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.


  • Anne Lindeke: July 21, 2021

    Thank you for raising the topic of the Latin mass. Your guests have been outstanding and brought a great deal of background and insight into the whole issue of the Moto Proprio.
    I am a mere person in the pew with no insights other than my own anecdotal observations. Church/faith is no longer a given in this secular world so if you are going to be here it has to mean something, it has to be authentic. People who take on that adult commitment to their faith are looking for worship the reflects the sacredness of the event about to take place and the Latin Mass is a wonderful vehicle for that. That is not to say the ordinary mass is not but almost always the Latin mass is. But I think the discussion is broader than that.
    Then let’s say the new seminarians are wanting to say the Latin mass for it’s sacredness. Perhaps what the Pope is saying is don’t go back – go forward. He has long said “know the smell of your sheep.” You can’t do that when you start off setting yourself apart with a cassock. Whoever is behind the formation of these new priests may be building an overly romanticized view of pre-Vatican II rather challenging them to develop priestly people. Case in point; a less than five year priest sent to Pastor our church had visions of a carved altar and tabernacle reminiscent of my childhood days. Fortunately, he was transferred before he had time for his plans to come into fruition. Without even knowing the parishioners, this was his plan.
    In April of next year the Pope is having a Symposium “for the Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood”. From the little I have read this symposium will be " to establish a fundamental relationship between the priesthood of the baptized, which the Second Vatican Council has enhanced, and the priesthood of ministers, bishops and priests, which the Catholic Church has always affirmed and specified."
    I might think it would concerns the formators of future priests in the Church. This is much more forward looking than backward looking.
    This might account for the heavy hand.

  • Gus Lloyd: July 20, 2021

    You can listen on the Sirius XM app or Sirius XM online for up to a week after the show.
    God Bless!

  • Carol McGottyv: July 20, 2021

    Gus how can I hear a replay of yesterday’s program ( July 19, 2021)

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