Fr. Leo Patalinghug calls in to talk about his new book called "Dining with the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Righteous Feast," which talks about saints in a different way. Not only does he talk about their piety but also their humanity and associates particular recipes with them. There are 200 recipes in all and Fr. Leo shares some interesting and funny stories about what he went through to write this book, including dancing with haggis with Scottish seminarians and making St. Barbara's Nipple Cake. They also talk a little about Lent, which is only one week away. Gus talks about how, this year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday and that his bishop removed the required abstinence that day. He asks Fr. Leo how and why they do that and he talks about it's an open display of the authority Jesus gave to his Church.
Later, Gus talks about the story that broke last week about the FBI's Richmond, VA field office targeting "radical traditionalist Catholics" as extremists in a leaked internal memo. The Bishop of Richmond, Barry Knestout, urged members of Congress to condemn this memo. The FBI stated later that it had ended this process, which violates the Constitution. He also talks about the new 24/7 Eucharistic chapel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
And, Lent is one week away so Gus does another round of Reading or Rosary with listeners. Those who call in and get on the air choose a Holy Land Rosary or a copy of A Minute in the Church: Back to the Basics and commit to either praying or reading throughout Lent.