Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Gus invites listeners to call in and give their opinions on the leadership of the Catholic Church during the age of coronavirus. Gus admits he's been frustrated by the public response by many Catholic bishops in that they've been seemingly too easy to capitulate. He says he hopes that they've been working more fervently behind the scenes and just putting on a good public face on it. He characterizes the state of Delaware's requirements for houses of worship as Draconian.

And Gus welcomes a couple of visitors to the program today. First up, Gus is joined by old friend Fr. Leo Patalinghug who talks about the slow reopening in his state of Maryland. He and Gus discuss the measures dioceses across the country have taken during this pandemic. He also talks about how he just turned 50 and his plans to buy a food truck.

Next up is Bret Thoman, who lives in Loreto, Italy and has been updating us regularly. Bret is the owner of St. Francis Pilgrimages, which specializes in tours of Assisi, Italy and focuses on the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi. His business has been greatly affected by Italy's lockdown and what his plans are now that it's been lifted.


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