Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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One thing that Gus enjoys doing when the moments arise is playing a spiritual roulette game based off a certain spiritual writing with listeners. The most popular is Bible Roulette and he also uses St. Josemaria Escriva's "The Way." Today, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales and his classic writing "Introduction to the Devout Life," Gus plays a little De Sales Roulette.
Later, Gus is joined by Matt Heffron, senior counsel for the Thomas More Society. He is the original attorney assigned to the Mark Houck case. Pre-trial hearings for that begin today in Philadelphia. Last September, Houck's home was raided by armed federal agents to be arrested over an altercation he'd had with an escort at an abortion facility nearly a year earlier. The escort filed criminal charges in Philadelphia but repeatedly failed to show up for every scheduled hearing, which resulted in the judge throwing it out. The Biden administration chose to pick this one up, prosecute Houck on the FACE Act and send a message to pro-life advocates everywhere. If convicted, Houck faces up to 11 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $350,000. Matt explains to Gus how the Thomas More Society has uncovered that the case doesn't even meet the requirements of the FACE act.
Afterwards, Gus plays some more audio from last Friday's March for Life, including Tony & Lauren Dungy's address during the rally as well as that of Sister of Life Sister Mary Casey and her sister Casey Gunning.
And Gus wraps it up talking about Bournemouth, England resident Adam Smith-Connor who was arrested last week for praying silently in front of an abortion clinic. Gus links it to the Biden administration's heavy-handed arrest of Mark Houck in his home in the early morning with federal agents pointing guns at his wife and small children. He calls it an intimidation technique designed to silence pro-lifers and, for some, even our silence isn't enough.


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