Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Gus is joined by Catholic author Rachel Killackey who talks about her new book, "Love in Recovery: One Woman's Story of Breaking Free From Shame and Healing from Pornography Addiction" from Ave Maria Press. She talks with Gus about her addiction and how she fell into it and how pornography is not just a "guy thing." She also talks about her ministry, Magdala Ministries, which assists women experiencing pornography and/or sexual addiction.
Over the course of their conversation, Rachel said something very profound in that she wouldn't know Jesus if it weren't for this struggle. Gus relates that to Paul and Barnabas' words in today's First Reading from Acts of the Apostles, "It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God." Gus invites listeners to call in and share a time in their lives where they encountered God through hardship.
Also, Gus talks about the Fathom rerelease of the 2010 Martin Sheen movie "The Way," which takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and deals with one father's spiritual journey, as he seeks to spread his late son's ashes. Sheen's character is a lapsed Catholic. Gus talks about how inspired he was by the film to walk the Camino, which he's done twice. He talks about the one flaw in the movie in that the spreading of ashes goes against Church teaching. Cremation is allowable but the ashes must be buried in the same way a body is. Gus gets listener feedback on cremation and the Church's teaching on what to do with the ashes.


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