Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Gus talks about a story out of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland where the school administrator of School of the Incarnation in Gambrills accommodated a third grade student who wanted to transition from a female to a male. He went so far as to change the parent/student handbook to include "gender identity and expression" in the sections on discrimination and bullying. It just so happened that child happened to be the administrator's daughter. He has since resigned. Gus gives his opinion and then talks with listeners about theirs.

Also, Fr. Leo Patalinghug calls in to talk about traveling and evangelizing through COVID as well as a charity he's working with called Select to Give, which assists Christians in the Holy Land. Christians there are an extreme minority and the main industry they're involved with there is tourism. Because of COVID, that industry has been completely shut down and people are suffering because of it.

And, during yesterday's discussion with listeners about lukewarm-ness, a couple callers mentioned how they had a profound encounter with Jesus but their spouse did not. Gus invites listeners whose faith life is very devout while their spouse's is not.


  • Robert: November 19, 2020

    Agreed with Barry. The Church needs to hold to its core truths. I am a convert to the Catholic faith, becasue it is the one true church. I have been greatly disappointed however, in the last 5 years of so as the church has drifted into politics and overtly supporting the government in many bad policies. As the USCCB recieves some $85Million a year from the government you start seeing more and more agreement with policies that will lead to religous persecution, lack of free speech and the continued slaughter of babies. There is no way that the current histeria of Global Climate Change (a reasonable person who has gone outside realizes weather changes constantly) is more important then slaughtering of infants or equivalent. As the Church panders it loses more and more faithful Catholics and is required to rely more and more on receiving funding from entities who steal it from the people vs the people sacraficing and donating to the church.

    thanks for your time

  • Barry in KC: November 19, 2020

    I think the real lukewarmness is in the Church itself. It doesn’t stand up for its own teachings anymore. It bends with the popular winds now in society.
    This was never more clear than the weeks leading up to the election when Church leaders contorted themselves to apparently downplay the abortion issue, even to the point of saying it is “equally important” as positions on climate change or immigration. (I don’t believe there is an equivalent to the slaughter of the unborn and hearing that comparison made in a homily was truly heartbreaking for me.) Also, refusing to comment on the Pope’s apparent same sex union support is another example.
    I would venture a guess that a large number of Catholics are not truly aware of what the Church teachings actually are because so many of them now are likely to make people uncomfortable that they are seldom mentioned in passing.
    The killing of George Floyd was dealt with in my parish by posting links to people condemning all white people as racist or beneficiaries of “white privilege” as a way to combat racism rather than teaching judge not lest ye be judged.
    I could go on and on but in my opinion, more confusion than clarity is offered when the Church shows a lack of willingness to stand up for its teaching. It’s hard to be on fire for that.

    Barry in KC

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