Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Gus plays audio recorded late last week of San Francisco Archbishop performing a minor exorcism at the site in Golden Gate Park where the statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down. He also says a few words of how comforted he was to see so many of the faithful come out in support and it brought him great comfort after several days of feeling distressed. Gus reflects on some of the words Archbishop Cordileone used in his message at Golden Gate Park. He said, "evil made itself present here" and "an act of sacrilege occurred here." Gus talks about those words and asked listeners if those words were divisive or not. Gus himself applauds the archbishop and the tone and tenor he used.

Later, Gus talks about the decision handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday, which struck down the idea that sought to hold abortion clinics to the same medical standards as other surgical centers. Perhaps to add insult to injury is that Chief Justice John Roberts, a Catholic, was the swing vote who sided with the liberal wing of the court. Gus talks about how Chief Justice Roberts voted the opposite way on a previous decision and reads Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann's strong words criticizing the decision. He gets listener reaction.

And, Gus is joined in the Conversion Corner by a revert to the Catholic faith, Michael Vanderburgh. As a youngster, Michael was sexually abused by a priest friend of the family, which caused him to fall away. He tells Gus that he never completely fell away but, for many years, was just a bit more than a Christmas-and-Easter-only Catholic. He also tells Gus that he never totally lost sight of God as a loving father but did develop ill will towards the institutional Church. He talks with Gus about the long journey back and finding true forgiveness.

1 comment

  • Russell Nemecek: July 05, 2020

    God Bless you Archbishop Cordileone for having the courage to do the right thing in the eyes of God. Gives me hope that not everyone leading the church is faithless.

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