St. Patrick's Day is next week and it falls on a Friday in Lent. Traditionally, Americans eat corned beef and cabbage that day in celebration and many bishops across the country have granted a dispensation that allows the faithful to eat meat. Gus talks about how he had lunch with a friend of his who is of Irish descent yesterday and he asked him, what's the big deal about corned beef? His friend looked at him curiously and said, "You're not Irish, are you?" Gus asks listeners what is the big deal about corned beef and whether or not they believe there should be a dispensation.
Later, Karl Keating, retired founder of Catholic Answers, calls in to talk about his newest book entitled "1054 and All That: A Lighthearted History of the Catholic Church," available from Rasselas House. He uses humor, satire and several illustrations to give readers a chuckle as they learn more about the Church's history.
Also, Gus talks about how he's an inveterate note-taker. He's constantly writing down show ideas and topics and, in his notebook that he keeps close to him at all times, he recently wrote, "God will make a way where there seems to be no way." He invites listeners to call in and talk about what that means for them.