We are one week into Lent, so Gus takes his first opportunity to invite listeners to call in and give their Lenten grades so far. Afterwards, Gus talks about a particular controversy that inevitably rises up during Lent. It's the dispensation of Lenten obligations on the Sundays in Lent. There's no question, it's the Church rule. Sundays are primarily considered a feast of the resurrection of the Lord, and nothing can override that, including Lent. Also, if you do the math and count the days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, there are 46 days in Lent, including six Sundays. Lenten fasts are 40 days. However, it's quite common for people to continue with their Lenten fasts and offerings on the Sundays in Lent and doing so takes nothing away from the Sunday feast. Gus invites listeners to call in and share what they do on Lenten Sundays.
Later, Fr. David Guffey, the national director of Family Theater Productions, calls in to talk about their new project, Catholic Central. It combines comedy with spirituality and Fr. Guffey explains to Gus and his listeners what that's all about and where they can go to see it.
And, Gus talks a little more about today's First Reading from the Book of Jonah where God was going to destroy the city of Ninevah because of their evil. He didn't specify what the evil was, however, and set Jonah out to tell the people who had a profound change of heart. Gus asks listeners to call in if they've ever confronted evil and what that looked like.