In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Gus has a very Irish-themed show today and welcomes a few guests to discuss all things Ireland. First, we are joined by the writer of the Augustine Institute's "Trials of St. Patrick" radio drama Paul McCusker who busts some myths surrounding St. Patrick and seeks to tell his life story a little more accurately.
Later, Gus is joined by John McCarthy, professor emeritus of history and director of Irish Studies at Fordham University, and contributor to Crisis Magazine. John discusses the state of Catholicism in the country of Ireland, which has grown increasingly more secular, and the alarming lack of vocations there.
After taking a break to broadcast the St. Patrick's Day mass live from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Gus returns to remember a couple of Irish priests who were instrumental in the formation of his faith and invites listeners to call in and talk about an Irish priest or religious holds a special place in their hearts.