Gus shares the story of a Polish man, whose name hasn't yet been released, who was euthanized in the U.K. by doctors there because of his vegetative state, despite pleas from his family, as well as his country, to bring him home so they could take care of him. Gus invites listeners who've been in a position where they had to decide the fate of a loved one who was in a state where they were never going to fully recover.
Also, Gus welcomes author Dave Pierre to talk about his newest book "The Greatest Fraud Never Told: False Accusations, Phony Grand Jury Reports and the Assault on the Catholic Church." One of Daves mission is to find justice for priests who were falsely accused of sex abuse. Gus tells the story of a Chicago priest, Fr. Michael Pfleger, who's been accused of sexually abusing two brothers over 40 years ago. Fr. Pfleger adamantly denies these charges but has stepped away from his ministry until this is resolved. In fact, prior to going to proper litigation, one of the brothers wrote Fr. Pfleger asking him for $20,000. Gus asks listeners to call in and share if their faith has been affected by the clergy abuse scandal.
I listened to you yesterday about end of life care. I am a retired general surgeon and was a hospice medical director. My wife have been involved with grief support for many years. I would like to send you a photo of a letter to the editor that I wrote to our home town newspaper many years ago. Just wanted to share my feelings on the subject. If you would care to see it, please let me know how to send it to you.