Last week, Gus talked about a poll on YouGov, which measured the cost of the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, which included many statistics about the state of mass attendance in the U.S. and the poll subjects were lapsed Catholics and practicing Catholics. One of the questions was, "Should the pope resign over his handling of the sex abuse crisis?" Combined, 35% said no while 26% said yes. The rest were undecided. Gus asks listeners whether or not they feel the pope should resign.
In light of today's Gospel reading, from Luke, where Jesus, moved with compassion, raises the deceased son of a widow in Nain. Gus invites listeners to call in who are widows or widowers, or know somebody in their life who has lost their spouse, and share how that experience affected them spiritually.