Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, calls in to the program to talk about the 2021 March for Life, which will be held virtually this year instead of in person on the National Mall in Washington D.C. She talks about how difficult that decision was and what went into it, including the global pandemic, the recent violence at the U.S. Capitol Building and the state of Washington D.C., which currently has more armed U.S. guards than Afghanistan. She tells listeners about how they can watch the virtual event and that they still will be marching this year, but it will be limited to a small number of pro-life leaders.
Also, yesterday, the Archbishop Jose Gomez and the USCCB issued a statement welcoming President Joe Biden on the day of his inauguration. The statement was very congratulatory and hopeful for a great working relationship with the new president, who espouses his Catholic faith often, but also critical of his support of abortion and reiterated how abortion remains "a preeminent issue that cannot be ignored." The statement met with objection from some fellow bishops, most notably Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich who was hopeful for a more pro-Biden statement. Gus reads the statement in full and and gets listener reaction.
And, Gus talks with listeners about the holy sacrifice of the mass. It's not uncommon for all Catholics, at one point in their lives, to stop going to mass for whatever reason. Gus invites listeners who've experienced this, or are currently experiencing this, to call in and share their stories.