Catholic author John Cuddeback calls in to talk with Gus about true friendship and virtue which is the topic of his new book "True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness."
Also, Gus recounts the story of the belligerent stranger who accosted him Sunday after mass at the church where he was about to start a parish mission, asking him if he was a Trump supporter. When Gus told him he voted for him, the man got enraged and stated that he would not allow him to speak at the mission. Nobody at the parish had ever seen this man before and, after speaking to the pastor, security was increased. Gus concluded his parish mission last night and was happy to report that the man never appeared again. Gus says he considers that a spiritual attack, where the devil engendered that in some way to sow doubt in his mind and shake him up. He invites listeners to call in and share a time when they believe they experienced a spiritual attack.
And, Gus talks about "Godwinks," aka signs from God. He invites listeners to call in and share a visible sign that they believe came directly from God.
As I write this on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021, I am listening to Dr Cuddeback’s presentation to the National Catholic Men’s Virtual Conference on the topic of Male Friendship (the conference occurred this past weekend). I loved the interview with him yesterday and I will get his book! And what a treat to be introduced to St Aelred! By the way, I’m currently taking Dr Cuddeback’s Phil 101 class with over 1500 participants from around the world thru the Institute of Catholic Culture.