Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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The USCCB recently issued a statement regarding President Joe Biden's incredibly radical new stance on abortion and how it is single-minded, extreme and goes against Church teaching. The refer to his stance as "gravely wrong." However, there's no comment about presenting himself for holy communion. President Biden is Catholic and has professed his faith quite often is his 50+ year political career. Gus talks about the hypocrisy of the USCCB in that they condemn Joe Biden for being single-minded and gravely wrong on a matter of such importance and yet they don't tell him to not present himself for holy communion. Gus invites listeners to call in and weigh in on that issue.
Also, Dr. Charles Nemeth calls in to talk about his new book from Sophia Institute Press entitled "Finding Happiness in a Complex World: Rules from Aristotle and Aquinas." He talks about how a faith-centered life is the only way to live a fulfilling life and the mistaken notion by so many in our society that accruing lots of money and possessions is the key and gives examples of some lottery winners and professional athletes who did not find happiness in money.
And, in light of today's readings, where St. Paul tells fathers to not provoke their children to anger. He furthers talks about how absenteeism by fathers in today's society has been one of its biggest detriments.
Gus invites listeners to call in and talk about their fathers, their relationships with them and examples of their faith.


  • Sheilo: November 27, 2022

    Did this air again on Nov 21 2022? If so where can I listen to it again? I was driving and could not take any notes. Thank you

  • Jeanne Bremer: October 28, 2022

    We believe Holy Communion makes us more Christ like. It is my hope that by the power of Jesus will speak to his heart and transform his words, thoughts and actions will eventually change his position on our most delicate topic.

  • Judith Wagensomer: October 26, 2022

    Gus, I thought your comments about the bishops and Joe Biden’s stance on abortion were spot on, although I would extend that to any self-proclaimed Catholic politician who loudly and publicly advocates for abortion.

    I don’t know why some of our bishops have been, and continue to be, reticent about condemning this publicly. I am not trying to impute motives to anyone, because I can’t know that, but several come to mind. Is it moral cowardice and they are afraid of public condemnation or derision? Are they afraid that the collections in the parishes will decrease and large corporate or private donors will fall away? Or do they just not see that this is a big deal? They need to read Scripture and Church history to know that there were prophets who suffered for the truth, and there were bishops, in the past and now, who have been exiled, imprisoned, even killed, for speaking the truth to those in power.

    Another danger I see associated with our bishops lack of public action, is that Joe Biden is just one soul, and while I believe that soul has infinite value, what about the millions of Catholics in the United States? How many Catholics, perhaps those who have not been well catechized, who see what is going on and get the impression that since the bishops are not publicly speaking up, this must not be a big deal? How many of those feel able to support abortion and continue receive Holy Communion? How many more souls are in danger because of the bishops’ inaction?

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