Gus is back live for the first time since leaving for the Holy Land on Thanksgiving Day. He talks about a few of the highlights and the reason he goes back there every single year and clears up some of the misconceptions concerning safety in the Holy Land. If you watch the news, you'll think all that's going on there is missile attacks and bombings, which is unequivocally untrue.
Also, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was set to be beatified on Saturday, December 21st but through the intercession of several bishops, it has been postponed over the NY State Attorney General' Letitia James' investigation into clergy sex abuse in her state over the last 100 years. Although Sheen is not, nor has ever been, accused of clergy sex abuse, through six degrees of separation, priests under his charge have been. Gus talks thoroughly about what's going on and talks with listeners about it.
Later, Gus talks about a controversial Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, which depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages. This church annually uses its Nativity scene to tackle social justice issues and is catching a lot of attention over this one. Gus gives his thoughts on the whole matter and gets reaction from listeners.