In today's First Reading from the Book of Tobit, God sends the archangel Raphael into Tobit and Sarah's lives to help them through troubled times. It's something God does often and Gus calls it "God's Rescue Plan." He invites listeners who had someone sent into their lives when they were troubled, or vice versa, to call in and share their stories.
Also, Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN calls in today to talk about Pope Francis heading into the hospital for abdominal surgery today and what led up to that. Also, in Arlington, Texas, the Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity have filed a defamation and defamation suit against their Bishop Michael Olson after he dismissed their prioress, Reverend Mother Teresa Agnes Gerlach, from religious life after it was discovered she violated her vow of chastity with a priest. Dr. Bunson and Gus discuss the likelihood of a court taking on a case that deals with matters that are completely ecclesiastical. And the state of Oklahoma is about to launch the first-ever Catholic charter school, which is bound to be litigated in court over taxpayer money going to a religious institution.
Afterwards, Gus goes over a couple more Catholic news stories, including an update of the "Synodal Way" in Germany where a group of the faithful there are opposing this move by the German bishops stating they want to remain Catholic. Also, the state of Texas has become the 18th state to ban sex change operations on minors. And the split in the United Methodist Church continues to grow as many are leaving the United Methodist Church, which seeks to bow to trendy LGBTQ+ social issues, for the much more traditional Global Methodist Church.