Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas, 4th century bishop of Myra in modern-day Italy. Over the centuries, he has adopted the alias of Santa Claus because of his incredible generosity during his earthly life. Catholic evangelist and speaker Hector Molina calls in and does a deep dive with Gus into the life and legacy of the saint. He also talks about a miracle that takes place annually in his tomb where a watery, oily liquid secretes from his bones every May 9th. He and Gus also chat about how the story of St. Nicholas has morphed into the modern-day figure known as Santa Claus.
Afterwards, Gus invites listeners to call in and talk about how they talk to their kids about Santa Claus and if St. Nicholas ever fits into the equation.
Also, Dr. Matthew Bunson on EWTN News calls in to talk about a few Catholic news stories of interest, including the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments yesterday in the religious freedom case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. She is a graphic artist who does a lot of weddings but chooses not to work with the LGBTQ+ community. The state of Colorado, through their anti-discrimination laws, is forcing her to cater to that demographic. They also talk about a Canadian military veteran and former Paralympian who approached Veterans Affairs Canada to ask for assistance getting a wheelchair and was instead offered assisted suicide and a refreshingly tasteful Vatican Nativity scene.