Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Gus encourages listeners by talking about how the coronavirus has affected the show and the channel but that we'll continue to bring new shows each weekday.

Today, he's joined by R.J. Snell, director of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Life at Princeton University, who talks about the phenomenon of stockpiling, or panic shopping, that's currently going on in the midst of the coronavirus and the ethics of it all.

Later, Catholic historian Steve Weidenkopf checks in. With the suspension of mass and temporary closure of Catholic churches worldwide, Steve talks with Gus about another time in history this occurred; the bubonic plague, which ravaged Europe in the 14th century, leaving an estimated 75 to 200 million dead.

Gus also hears from his good friend Fr. Leo Patalinghug who shares how he's dealing with the coronavirus and we got off that topic a little bit by talking with Catholic author Catherine Pakaluk about a new book she co-wrote with Trent Horn called "Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?" It's an important topic considering the current interest in that ideology courtesy of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.


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