Today is the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher who were both martyred in the 16th century by King Henry VIII for not supporting his illegitimate marriage to Anne Boleyn and his commandeering of the Church of England and separating from Rome. Catholic author, and trial judge, Robert J. Conrad whose new book, "John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads" was recently published by TAN Books. He talks in depth with Gus about the events that led to their martyrdom, the aftermath and their legacies.
Afterwards, Gus talks about how Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher were persecuted and killed for their faith and how persecution still exists today. He gives a couple examples, including the recent 9-0 Supreme Court victory for Catholic Charities over the City of Philadelphia for not allowing them to place adopted children with same-sex couples. He also talks about the proposed Equality Act which targets people of faith on many fronts and would force many citizens to violate their consciences. Gus invites listeners to call in and share their level of concern for religious liberty.
Later, Gus is joined in the Conversion Corner by Nick De La Torre. Nick was born and raised Catholic but drifted away in his teens. In his 20s, in an attempt to reconnect with God, he joined a Unitarian congregation but became further disillusioned. He shares with Gus what led him back to the Catholic faith of his youth and the many ups and downs his journey endured. To learn more about Nick's work with AWAKEN, click here.
Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, pray for us!