Gus goes over some timely Catholic news stories, including the impending Vatican punishment on serial sex offender Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, which will most likely be his laicization. Gus gives his thoughts in that the sense of justice will be incomplete because neither the pope, nor any of his Vatican representatives, will answer any questions on how McCarrick rose to the rank of cardinal with rumors of his offenses being whispered about for years. Afterwards, Gus talks about a recent Catholic News Agency article that discusses a joint statement issued by Illinois bishops on the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state.
Gus also talks about the recent news that the Southern Baptist Convention has uncovered nearly 700 cases of sexual abuse of children at the hands of ministers and volunteers over the past two decades. Gus talks about the pervasiveness of this societal problem, that it knows no boundaries and is not confined to just churches. In light of the clergy sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church and elsewhere, Gus invites listeners to call in the show who've converted to the Catholic faith within that past two years and how this has impacted them. Those who get on the air get a copy of A Minute in the Church Vol. 1.