Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Gus talks about an interview with former U.S. House of Representatives chaplain Fr. Pat Conroy, S.J. recently published in the Washington Post. In it, Fr. Conroy justifies being Catholic and being pro-choice. It's an argument that's made often, though not usually by priests. Gus counters Fr. Conroy's argument by saying that it's intellectually dishonest to believe that being pro-choice is not pro-abortion and invites listeners to call in and share their opinions.
Later, Gus talks about the saint we celebrate today in the liturgy, St. Andre Bessette who was a lay brother of the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. St. Andre was also very sickly and many cures at the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal have been attributed to his saintly intercession. Gus invites listeners to call in whoever had a saint intercede for them.

1 comment

  • Elizabeth Mariani: January 06, 2022

    I felt that I had to write since none of your listeners made the basic point which is:
    While the main point on making a choices is to follow your conscience is true. However, you must have a correct conscience. That is what the Church teaches. A correct conscience is guided by the Scripture and Tradition not your neighbor or government.

    What Father conflated is whether the person commits a sin when they believe in being Pro-Choice, which is impacted by all of his/her background, experiences etc. Only God can determine if it is a sin not us.

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