Gus talks about the life and legacy of St. Therese of Lisieux whose feast we celebrate today. Although she lived a quiet, contemplative life as a Carmelite nun, her life and "little way" philosophy to prayer came to prominence a year after her death, at the young age of 24 in 1897, when her writings were first published. Gus asks listeners to call in and share the saint's writings that inspired them.
Later, Gus shares a personal story of how his bride has been in Ohio the last three weeks to take care of her elderly mother. It's the longest they've ever been separated so the other day, Gus decided to surprise her with some flowers but the florist screwed up and delivered them to the wrong house. Of course, Gus wasn't able to deduce this after enough time had passed and Michelle hadn't said anything. He talks about how he was never good at surprises and talks with listeners about a time where they successfully surprised somebody or were surprised.
And Bob Dunning calls in to talk with Gus about how last weekend's games went, the current status of the Big 10 and the Pac-12 and predicts the outcomes of this weekend's biggest games.
St. Therese of Liseaux, pray for us.
I fully realize that the above article will not modify Gus’s opinion on this subject, but do hope reflecting on it might lead him to accept…while not embracing…the idea that Catholics are not morally obligated to view/vote solely on one issue, ie abortion. Nor judged as being Catholic in name only.