Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Gus talks about Sister Dede Byrne's speech last night at the RNC and tells her story. He plays her clip where she addresses abortion, saying that the most marginalized group of people are right here in the United States and it's the unborn. She says that she's not only pro-life but pro-eternal life and wants all of us to be together in heaven one day. Afterwards, he gets listener reaction and while the majority supported her appearance and what she said but there were several who felt religious shouldn't get involved in political events such as this.

Later, Gus is joined by Dick Lyles, the producer of the new movie "Fatima," which is getting released tomorrow nationwide in theaters and through streaming. "Fatima" tells the story of the Blessed Virgin Mary's appearance to three young children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 that concluded in October of that year with a profound miracle witnessed by 70,000 people. 

We also get an update from WBRZ-TV Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo, out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the impact of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall last night as a Category 4 hurricane.

Also, Bob Dunning calls in to talk about the current state of college football, including what conferences are playing, crowd attendance, what certain schools are doing in terms of classes, etc.


  • Alicia M : August 31, 2020

    Why wouldn’t a nun be able to expound upon the sanctity of life? Amen, sister!

  • Amy: August 28, 2020

    I totally agree with Jack. I listened to the show this morning. I was so disappointed that you brought up the nun speaking about the Bible and abortion. You did had another show asking for opinions when Joe Biden tried to receive communion and was denied by a priest. So sad! Who is that priest to judge.
    Your show should not be political! I am a practicing catholic and live my life following the doctrines of my faith. You, nor priests, nor nuns, are the judge of my destiny. Spend more time talking about the the goodness of god, service we do for the less fortunate, what people can provide for homeless, and conversations and happiness we try to spread for ALL people. ALL of us are children of god! Don’t judge! You will lose people that only want a god that will accept them for themselves! Abortion is very sad, but don’t use it to get it a candidate into office. What is his character? Does he care about ALL people? Seniors, homeless, disabled? single incomes? veterans? Diversity? Does he spread the wealth? Again, everyone of us are children of god, don’t ask me to change my faith because I should feel worthless in my decision to want one candidate over another.

  • Roberta: August 28, 2020

    Loved this!!! We must let our faith inform our politics—it cannot be separated—I was so proud of sister and her weapon of choice—the rosary! Let’s storm the gates of heaven for pro life and eternal life!!!

  • Leonard Agoawike: August 27, 2020


    I like your program on Catholic radio and I enjoy listening to most part of it.
    I also believe that you dabble too much into politics and that skews your program at times. Remember that as a human being, you do not have access to peoples soul and judging them by what you see externally is flawed. judgement is only left to God, we do the much we can here on earth and pray that we make heaven. it is worth noting this passage in the Bible, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

  • Jack Scully: August 27, 2020

    Regarding the critics of a Catholic nun speaking at the RNC, there historically have been many religious people active in the media for the Democratic party. How many Reverends are democratic politicians? I don’t know the answer to that question but there have been quite a few over the last 25 years or so. Reverend Jesse Jackson ran for the presidental nomination for the democratic party at least once and I believe a couple of times. The Reverend Al Sharpton is another name related to the democratics. I think it would be useful if the critics of the Catholic nun speaking at the RNC be reminded that there are clergy active in the democratic party and even at least one that has run for a presidential nomination.

  • Chris Gallup : August 27, 2020

    Sister’s speech filled me with hope! Blessed be God for the courageous Sister who stood up and spoke truth

  • Chris Gallup : August 27, 2020

    Sister’s speech filled me with hope! Blessed be God for the courageous Sister who stood up and spoke truth

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