Last week, Pope Francis announced that on Friday, March 25th, he will consecrate Russian and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. There are a lot of nuts and bolts to this, dating back to the Blessed Virgin Mary's appearance at Fatima in 1917 and her warnings about the errors of Russia and her asking the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. It took many years, but, in 1984, Pope John Paul II did that, but there were many critics who said he consecrated "the world" to her Immaculate Heart without specifically mentioning Russia. Fr. Chris Alar, of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, calls in to break it all down for Gus and the listeners.
Also, today is World Down Syndrome Day. Gus celebrates it by talking to a listener, Brian in Ohio whose daughter Luna has Down Syndrome. He talks about what a blessing it is and how contrary it is to what the world believes about Down Syndrome. In fact, it's become commonplace for parents to choose to abort their child when prenatal testing, which is quite often wrong, determines the child in the womb has Downs Syndrome. Afterwards, he talks with listeners whose lives have been affected by a loved one with Downs Syndrome.
And it's Monday so that means Gus does a couple rounds of Tell Me Something Good.