At the November Meetings in Baltimore on Tuesday, there was a bit of a dust-up between several of the bishops over the issue of abortion. While discussing the wording of a document that would state the USCCB's priorities when it came to American political engagement, abortion was listed at the chief concern. Several bishops, including Chicago's Blase Cupich and San Diego's Robert McElroy who argued that it diminished other life issues for which the Church advocated. Gus says that abortion is preeminent because without life at birth, there is nothing else. He gets listener opinion.
Later, Gus invites his producer Scooterman, aka Scott Shea, on. He talks about how Scooter had a bad day yesterday in that he had to put his dog, a pug named Eunice, down after nearly 19 years together. He tells Gus that he purchased the dog with some of his college graduation money and how she'd been there through meeting his wife, getting married and starting a family. He also asks what it was like breaking the news to his kids who've known Eunice all their lives. Afterwards, Gus talks with listeners about pets dying and the bereavement process and how they talk to their kids about it.
And, Bob Dunning calls in and picks this weekend's best college football match-ups.