Gus plays an audio clip of something unorthodox that took place at the end of St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City. Fr. Kenneth Boller, S.J. led a prayer on racial justice/white privilege in a similar manner to the baptismal renewal prayer said during the Easter season and used a lot of political language. Gus wonders if this is something that belongs in mass and opens up the phones for listener opinion.
Gus talks about the stringent social distancing requirements placed on churches in San Francisco, which allows for outdoor mass only and a maximum of 12 people in attendance. Gus reads Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's open letter to the mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, which calls for her to end the excessive limits. He cites that science has proven that mass has proven it is not a spreader of the disease when social distancing protocol is followed. Gus asks listeners if the time has come for civil disobedience from Catholics.
And, Bob Dunning calls in to talk about his experiences going to mass in the state of California and about the current state of college football.
Gus, thank you so much for your courage in speaking out about abortion and so many other critically important issues we face in the world today as a Catholic Church. I only wish some of our Cardinals, Bishops and Priests had that same courage! God be with you and may His Blessed Mother comfort you.
I have expressed disappointment and outrage as well as anger upon hearing this nonsense from this priest. I find it despicable and divisive at a minimum. Had this priest held up pictures of all of the police and innocent victims of violence as a result of these so-called protests? How about the hundreds of vicctims of black-on-black crime in cities such as Chicago? Making people take this “vow” like a renewal of their baptismal vows is heresy. I am incensed by this! If he stuck to a homily on the Church’s teaching on racism that would have been beneficial. The day this would happen in my church would be my last.
All you need to do is look into the Church’s own website. It will tell you more than you need to know. Very sad.