Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Today is the Feast of St. John Vianney, aka the Cure of Ars. He is the patron saint of parish priests because his tireless nature in the confessional and the many obstacles he faced in order to even become a priest, not to mention his incredible humility. He often spent between 12-16 hours a day hearing confessions and his guidance was so profound that people from all over France would come to his small town of Ars in order to confess their sins to him. In honor of the Feast of St. John Vianney, Gus celebrates good priests today. He invites listeners to call in and honor a priest who has had a positive impact on them.

Later, Bishop Joseph Strickland, of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, calls in to talk about his recent efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1972 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal. Bishop Strickland added his signature to a brief submitted to the Supreme Court entitled "Amici Curiae," which argues that abortion in the United States grew out of eugenics; an immoral philosophy that seeks to "improve" the genetic quality of the human population often at the expense of minorities. Bishop Strickland explains why he signed it and what he hopes will come of it. He also talks with Gus about his response to Pope Francis' recent Motu Proprio "Traditionis custodes."


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