Thursday, October 5, 2023

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Gus goes over some Catholic news items of interest, including a statement recently published by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, who was a close friend and confidant of Mother Teresa and the postulator of her cause for canonization. A movie about the saint called "Mother Teresa & Me" is set to be released this week and he takes issue with her portrayal and some of the artist license the writers tookGus also talks about a news article he received in his email inbox this morning from CBS News, entitled "Catholic Church's future on the table as Pope Francis kicks off 2023 Synod with an LGBTQ bombshell." Gus reads the article, which is about the Synod and the bishops and cardinals discussing the topic of the blessing of same-sex unions. So...there really was no bombshell. Gus takes calls on the latter subject
Later, Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk calls in to talk about the new Catholic Classics Ascension Press podcast he's co-hosting with Fr. Gregory Pine on the Confessions of St. Augustine. He and Gus discuss the saint's incredible story, which he shared with the world over 1,600 years ago what continues to make it such compelling reading.
And Bob Dunning calls in to talk with Gus about this weekend's biggest games, including Texas v. Oklahoma, Alabama v. Texas A&M and LSU v. Mzzou.

1 comment

  • Patrick Duffy: October 05, 2023

    I have seen “Mother Teresa and Me.” I agree whole heartedly with your comments about historical fiction. I am not super knowledgeable about Mother Teresa’s personality or spirituality. It does portray her as very human, not a saint on a pedestal. How accurate that is, I don’t know and it really doesn’t matter. Viewers will not be experts on her either.

    The director of this movie is Indian. The cast is Indian. I think the movie is mostly about Kavita, a young Indian woman living in London, with her parents but sometimes sleeping with a callow English boyfriend. An Indian not living in Indian culture but pulled back into India. The movie is also about caste, a concept for which we Americans have little understanding.

    i found the movie to be very pro-life, as it portrayed real life agonizing over pregnancy where the father was clearly not going to be in her life. Her decision at the end was not a “loud and proud” declaration, but it was clear, at least to me, that she knows that she is going to have the child.

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