Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Gus talks about how, when he was a kid, his dad went to mass with his family every Sunday but wasn't Catholic. Gus didn't find that out until many years later. He talks with listeners who are, were or know someone who isn't Catholic but attends mass. Later, Gus talks with listeners who are, or were, catechists and what they got out of that experience.

Also, Gus is joined by Sheri Petruso, the executive director of the Birthright St. Charles, a crisis pregnancy service that takes a “non-moralistic, non-judgmental” approach toward helping women through their pregnancy dilemmas and provides a positive alternative to abortion. She also lets listeners know about their Rose Gala fundraising event this Saturday where Gus will be the keynote speaker.

And, Gus talks about a recent court verdict in the state of Minnesota where a priest accused of pedophilia, Fr. William Graham, was awarded damages from his accuser T.J. Davis, a former police officer, after it was determined the accusations were false. Davis claimed the abuse occurred at Cathedral Senior High School in the 1970s when he was a student and Graham was the religion teacher. The damages totaled $13,500, which was the amount he lost during the period from when he was put on administrative leave in May 2016, after the charges came to light, to the announcement of the verdict in August 2018. Gus talks about how, in this era of clergy sex abuse, there are wolves in sheep's clothing who take advantage of public sentiment and that the burden of proof should be based on evidence and not on public outrage.


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