Gus goes over a couple coronavirus-related news items, including states where government mandates preventing religious gatherings are being defied. In the state of Minnesota, the bishops have reopened public mass despite a statewide order preventing religious gatherings. On May 13th, Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that allowed for businesses, restaurants and bars but limits religious services to 10 or less people. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice warned California Gov. Gavin Newsom that he must do more to accommodate religious services in his state. Afterwards, Gus gets listener reaction to churches reopening despite government mandates forbidding them.
Later, Marcie Lipscomb joins Gus from his home studio. She is the wife of a priest! One of the priests at Gus' church, her husband Fr. John Lipscomb, is an Episcopalian convert. He was a priest in that church and was able to retain his ecclesiastical responsibilities following his conversion, which is common practice with Anglican/Episcopalian converts.