Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Gus talks about Catholic composer David Haas who's been accused of "sexual battery and spiritual manipulation" by several females in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Haas has written several standards sung at Catholic mass such as "Glory To God," "We Are Called" and "Blest Are They." In the wake of these allegations, Haas has been dropped by his publisher. Gus ties this in with Cancel Culture and ask listeners how they feel about Haas' music now that these allegations have come to light.

Also, Fr. Leo Patalinghug calls in to the show to talk with Gus about everything from his self-imposed social media exile during the coronavirus pandemic, and his subsequent return, to "Cancel Culture" to the election of mutual friend Msgr. David Toups to Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas.

And Gus gives his thoughts on the recent Supreme Court ruling that sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under existing federal discrimination laws.

1 comment

  • MARK VOJTECKY: July 01, 2020

    I know its been about two weeks since this came to public attention. My comment is a simple one — I am disappointed to hear that many churches (including my home parish in Middletown, DE) have pulled Mr. Haas’ songs from their liturgy repertoire. While I am not dismissing the allegations at all, I can say the songs did not commit any crimes nor are they complicit in the accusations of Mr. Haas. The songs are beautiful and should still be available (especially when they tie directly to the liturgy of the day).

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