Thursday, August 20, 2020

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Gus talks about a story broken earlier this week by Catholic News Agency where the Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, John Wester, in a statement issued to his priests, announced that punishments and suspensions could be implemented against priests whose homilies exceed a five minute time limit. Since making headlines, the archbishop's statement has received plenty of criticism. Gus gives his thoughts on it and gets listener opinion as well.

Later, Gus reflects on his conversation yesterday with author Paul Kengor who called in to talk about his new book "The Devil and Karl Marx." Gus goes over what Marx believed, reads his Communist Manifesto, and talks about why the Church has always been against communism. In fact, Pope Leo XIII wrote an encyclical against communism two years prior to Marx and Friedrich Engels' Communist Manifesto. Gus reads some excerpts from that to counter a movement that Jesus was a socialist.

Also, Gus is joined by Catholic Association Senior Fellow Ashley McGuire to talk about Catholic schools reopening in several states, even in ones where public schools will remain closed and the response it's getting and Bob Dunning calls in to talk about the current state of the college football season. Reports have surfaced that the Big 10 and Pac-12, who both announced the cancellation of their respective football seasons, are seeking to undermine the decision made by the three other Power 5 conferences to go on with the season. Gus and Bob discuss the potentials that nobody plays, everybody plays or it remains split.


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