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    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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    Gus talks about the school shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas yesterday that took the lives of 19 young children and three adults. He talks...

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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    Gus presents some reaction following Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's barring of Nancy Pelosi from the Eucharist. He plays a clip of Whoopi Goldberg reacting to it on the View and then gets callers' opinions....

    Monday, May 23, 2022

    Monday, May 23, 2022
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    Gus talks about San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Nancy Pelosi, who lives in that archdiocese, from receiving holy communion at mass because of her outspoken beliefs on abortion and...

    Friday, May 20, 2022

    Friday, May 20, 2022
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    Gus talks about a question posed to him by a friend the other day. He asked, do you think we'll ever drink from the communal chalice again at Sunday mass....

    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    Thursday, May 19, 2022
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    Gus talks about Pope St. Celestine V, the saint whose feast we celebrate today. He was one of the few popes who resigned the office of the papacy, after only...

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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    The 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality is coming up and Pope Francis wants the laity involved. A survey to mark their participation has been issued to every parish in the world...

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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    Gus talks about God's sense of humor and it's evident in today's First Reading from Acts where the apostle Paul is stoned by some Jews in Antioch and Iconium although...

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    Monday, May 16, 2022
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    Today is the Feast of St. Simon Stock so Gus talks a little bit about the brown scapular, which is a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the form...

    Friday, May 13, 2022

    Friday, May 13, 2022
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    Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Gus tells the story of Our Lady's appearances at Fatima in 1917. Also, in her honor, Gus prays and Intentional...

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Thursday, May 12, 2022
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    We are in the midst of First Holy Communion season so Gus invites listeners to call in and share who in their life is receiving the first communion and/or memories...

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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    Gus continues his Conversion Corner: Harvard Series with Harvard junior Loren Brown who came to the university from Washington state where, he says, faith is not a big thing. He...

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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    Gus took this past Friday and Monday off and he talks about what he and Michelle did, including visiting their son John in Jacksonville, Florida and going bowling. He also...

    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Thursday, May 5, 2022
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    Gus has an open forum and invites listeners to call in and talk to him about whatever is on their minds. We hear a lot of questions surrounding the possible...

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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    Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN calls in from Rome. He talks about how Italy is only now beginning to loosen its COVID restrictions. He and Gus also discuss Pope Francis'...

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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    Gus goes over the breaking news of the leak of the majority opinion in the Dobbs. vs. Jackson Women's Health. If the leaked document, which is unprecedented in the history...

    Monday, May 2, 2022

    Monday, May 2, 2022
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    Ron Ratliff sits down with Gus in the Conversion Corner. Ron grew up in the Baptist faith and, for much of his young adult life, was very anti-Catholic. He shares...

    Friday, April 28, 2022

    Friday, April 28, 2022
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    Based off today's First Reading from Acts of the Apostles, where a Pharisee named Gamaliel talks to the Sanhedrin about the followers of Jesus and tells them, if this is...

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Thursday, April 28, 2022
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    Gus recounts a parish mission he took part in this past Lent where he met a man named Bill. Bill is retired and told Gus that, after a short honeymoon...

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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    Today's Gospel reading contains perhaps the most famous Bible chapter and verse reference in John 3:16. To some, it's the most famous Bible verse. Some call it the Bible in...

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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    Gus goes over a couple of news items of Catholic interest. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Kennedy vs. Bremerton School District where ex-Bremerton High...

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    Monday, April 25, 2022
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    Since today is the first saint feast day we've celebrated in the liturgy in two weeks, Gus talks a little about St. Mark the Evangelist, including some of the things...

    Friday, April 22, 2022

    Friday, April 22, 2022
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    Gus talks about simple pleasures in life. For example, this morning, on his daily walk, he was overcome with the aroma of flowers. They were so fragrant that he had...

    Thursday, April 21, 2022

    Thursday, April 21, 2022
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    Gus is joined by Hans Plate, founder and president of Vinea Research, who talks about a survey his organization really did that measures the effects of the COVID pandemic on...

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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    Yesterday, a federal judge struck down the CDC's mask mandate for transportation, calling it unlawful. Gus talks about the effects of mask mandates on our culture, which caused incredible division....

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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    The new movie Father Stu was released last Wednesday so Gus invites listeners who've seen it to call in and share their reviews. Later, Gus talks about Lenten penances and how...

    Easter Monday, April 18, 2022

    Easter Monday, April 18, 2022
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    Happy Easter! Alleluia, alleluia! He is Risen, He is Risen indeed! Gus invites listeners to call in and share their Easter mass experience. He asks them how well attended it was...

    Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022
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    Today is Holy Thursday, which marks the beginning of the Triduum. Gus talks about what goes in liturgically over the next three days and previews some of the readings from...

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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    Today is the final full day in the Season of Lent so Gus invites listeners to call in and share their final Lenten grades. Also, Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN...

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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    This weekend, Gus watched a screener of the new movie Father Stu starring Mark Wahlberg, which opens tomorrow. Gus shares a little bit of the synopsis of the film, without...

    Monday, April 11, 2022

    Monday, April 11, 2022
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    Gus talks about the Gospel reading at yesterday's Palm Sunday Mass. It's the full Passion of the Lord story from Luke's Gospel and, at his parish, the parishioners didn't participate....

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    Friday, April 8, 2022
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    Mark Hart the Bible Geek calls in and, after catching up with Gus, talks about a new thing he's involved in with Ascension Press called "Venture: The Bible Timeline for...

    Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
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    Gus goes over a few news stories of Catholic interest, including discovery of 115 aborted babies from D.C. abortion mill, including five partial-birth abortions and a Jesuit-run middle school in...

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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    Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson calls in to talk about her new book "Fierce Mercy: Daring to Live Out God's Compassion in Bold and Practical Ways." Much of it deals with Abby's struggle...

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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    Gus talks about married couples and their bedroom habits. That is, when it comes to television. He and Michelle have been married for over 40 years and they've never had...

    Monday, April 4, 2022

    Monday, April 4, 2022
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    Gus talks about yesterday's Gospel about the Scribes and Pharisees bringing the woman caught in adultery to Jesus and wanting to stone her. One portion of that Gospel mentions how,...

    Friday, April 1, 2022

    Friday, April 1, 2022
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    Today, in Gus' 60 Second Reflection, he focused on the Responsorial Psalm in today's mass which is from Psalm 23. It's one of his favorite psalms. He invites listeners to...

    Thursday, March 31, 2022

    Thursday, March 31, 2022
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    Fr. Leo Patalinghug calls in to talk with Gus about churches still coming back from COVID, how Lent is going, and whether or not it is sinful to break your...

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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    Gus talks about his dad's pants. Actually, they're a pair of pants his father gave him not long before he died almost 14 years ago. He used them for yard...

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
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    Gus talks about today's Gospel reading from John where Jesus encounters the crippled man who'd been ill for 38 years at the healing pool in Bethesda where he asks the...

    Monday, March 28, 2022

    Monday, March 28, 2022
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    For this past Sunday's readings, there were two Gospel options. One of them was the Parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke's Gospel and Gus invites listeners who heard that...

    Friday, March 25, 2022

    Friday, March 25, 2022
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    Before getting into this week's edition of Friday w/the Fathers, Gus reads and reflects on the Canons from the Council of Elvira, he previews Pope Francis' Consecration of Russia and...

    Thursday, March 24, 2022

    Thursday, March 24, 2022
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    Gus broadcast live for the second day at Sacred Heart Cathedral while he's part of their two-night parish retreat. He talks with many people involved in the cathedral including two...

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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    Gus begins his first day of two broadcasting live from Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee. He begins by talking with the rector of the cathedral, Fr. David Boettner who...

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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    Richard Coll of the USCCB calls in to talk about the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality and the role the laity plays in it, particularly in the parish-level survey. Afterwards, Gus...

    Monday, March 21, 2022

    Monday, March 21, 2022
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    Last week, Pope Francis announced that on Friday, March 25th, he will consecrate Russian and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. There are a lot of nuts and bolts...

    Friday, March 18, 2022

    Friday, March 18, 2022
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    Gus does an extended version of Friday with the Fathers today and, after giving some background of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, reads selected portions from his "Catechetical Lectures." And it's...

    Thursday, March 17, 2022

    Thursday, March 17, 2022
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    Fr. Donald Haggery, a priest-in-residence at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, calls in to talk about his new book, "St. John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation." Afterwards,...

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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    Yesterday, Pope Francis announced that he will be consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25th. Gus talks about the announcement and the history of the...

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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    Gus talks about how at mass this past weekend, he and Michelle ran into some old friends who belong to a different parish. After mass, Gus asked him what brought...

    Monday, March 14, 2022

    Monday, March 14, 2022
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    Gus talks about the crisis in Ukraine and how whenever something terrible like this happens, people's generosity increases. Unfortunately, a byproduct of that is how some people will use a...

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