Seize The Day

    Monday July 1, 2019

    Monday July 1, 2019
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    In light of today's First Reading, where Abraham "negotiates" with God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah, Gus asks listeners to call in if they've ever attempted to negotiate or "make...

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Thursday, June 27, 2019
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    Gus plays some clips from last night's debate between 10 Democratic presidential candidates, including one that focused on abortion. Several of the candidates dueled over who was more pro-choice. Julian...

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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    Gus reads an article written by a priest named Fr. Bill Peckman entitled "Why Are Catholics Leaving the Church? A Brave Priest Reveals the Dangerous Culprit" in which he talks...

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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    Gus talks about a note that was put in his parish's past Sunday bulletin by the sacristan which read: "Ladies! Please blot your lipstick before receiving the Precious Blood at...

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Monday, June 24, 2019
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    Gus talks about the situation and Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School, which has chosen to employ a teacher who is openly involved in a same-sex marriage over Archbishop Charles Thompson's decision...

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    Friday, June 21, 2019
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    Gus talks about the situation at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, which is under the auspices of Archbishop Charles Thompson. One of the teachers is involved in a same-sex marriage and...

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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    In today's First Reading from St. Paul's second letter to the Corinthians he coins the now-popular Christian phrase, "For God loves a cheerful giver." Gus talks about a recent caller...

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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    Gus reads a piece from Crux about the release of a preparatory document on the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon at the Vatican in early October. In the document, is...

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    Monday, June 17, 2019
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    Gus opens up the phone lines for Bible Roulette and let's listeners choose an excerpt from the New Testament or the Book of Proverbs and later does an extended round...

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Thursday, June 13, 2019
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    Today is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost items, and Gus opens up the lines to listeners who've found something dear to them they lost after...

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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    Gus goes over what's been going on at the USCCB's Spring Meetings in Baltimore, including a call by the National Advisory Council to the U.S. Bishops for a resolution on...

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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    Gus reads a Vatican document that was issued yesterday called "Male and Female He Created Them," which surmises that that the theory of gender identity is a "cultural and ideological...

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Monday, June 10, 2019
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    Gus talks about a parish mission he participated in at St. Anne Church in East Moline, Illinois and many spiritual encounters he experienced there. He asks listeners if they've ever had...

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    Friday, June 7, 2019
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    Gus reads a letter to the editor to online publication The Observer called "The Legging Problem." In the letter, she talks about being at mass with her young sons when three young...

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Gus goes over an article published recently on the Catholic World Report about RCIA called "RCIA and Effective Evangelization" by Peter M.J. Stravinskas. The article talks about some of the benefits and...

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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    Gus talks about a story he posted on his Facebook page yesterday about President Donald Trump stopping by a Protestant church in Northern Virginia following a golf outing. The president...

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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    Gus talks about the populist movement in Europe following recent elections there, particularly the election of Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini last June. The two still haven't met and it's particularly...

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Monday, June 3, 2019
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    Gus goes over a very recent news item out of Rhode Island where gay pride events are being held throughout the month of June, which is Gay Pride Month. The...

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Thursday, May 30, 2019
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    Gus talks about some abortion-related news items including Netflix considering not filming future products in the state of Georgia following its passing of the Heartbeat Abortion Bill. Gus also talks about the...

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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    Gus goes over some recent news out of the Supreme Court involving a few judgments on abortions on the state level. Gus says that, in essence, the Supreme Court judged...

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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    Right around the time Seize the Day went on air, Crux broke a story detailing restrictions placed on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by the Vatican. McCarrick, who was laicized this...

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Friday, May 24, 2019
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    It's the final day of the Spirituality of St. Paul Pilgrimage that took Gus and his pilgrims to the Islands of Malta, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy....

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Thursday, May 23, 2019
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    Gus and part of his pilgrimage group got inadvertently split up and he and Michelle ended up in Palermo, Sicily, which is that town in which Michelle’s grandmother grew up....

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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    Gus broadcasts Day 2 of his Spirituality of St. Paul Pilgrimage again from Malta. He takes in the sites today and shares it with the listeners. First, he gets behind the scenes...

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Monday, May 20, 2019
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    Gus welcomes everybody from the Island of Malta for Day One of his Spirituality of St. Paul Pilgrimage. He gives an overview of the role Malta plays in the Acts of...

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Monday, May 13, 2019
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    Are you an organ donor? Are you against organ donation? There's a lot of passion on both sides of that coin and, since there's no clear Catholic teaching on the subject either...

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Friday, May 10, 2019
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    Gus shares some stories about the incoming 2019 class of priests. In a recent Crux article, one new priest talks about being in a punk rock band. One was a pole...

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
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    This past Tuesday, Pope Francis gave another press conference to journalists on board Shepherd 1 en route to Rome from Skopje, North Macedonia to Rome. He was asked by one...

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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    Gus provides an update on PA State Rep. Brian Sims who posted videos of himself aggressively confronting people praying outside an abortion clinic and posted them to his Twitter account....

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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    Yesterday, Gus' producer, Scooterman, was not at work because he had been called to jury duty. Gus invites him to come on the show and talk about his experience and...

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    Friday, May 3, 2019
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    Gus plays a news story out of Jacksonville, Florida where two teens, Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, skipped class in the annual, unofficial senior skip day, took a swim in the...

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Thursday, May 2, 2019
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    Gus talks about a story out of Bakersfield, California where parishioners at St. Francis Church held a prayer vigil for their pastor, Msgr. Craig Harrison, who's been accused of sexual...

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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    Gus talks about an open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church that was authored by several prominent clergy members and theologians in the English-speaking world who accuse Pope Francis of...

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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    There are some people who equate today's First Reading from Acts as the Apostles being socialists, or even communists, because the first Christians lived in community and had no possessions. Gus disputes this...

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    Monday, April 29, 2019
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    This past Friday, Gus' youngest son, John, graduated from college. He graduated as a math major and is pursuing a teaching degree. Gus talks about many people find their careers...

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Thursday, April 25, 2019
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    Inspired by yesterday's First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, where Peter and John healed a panhandler in the temple area of Jerusalem. The man was asking for money but the two...

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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    Gus reads a story from the Daily Wire about an Uber driver who was fired for refusing to drive a woman to an abortion clinic. The driver was eventually fired...

    Easter Monday, April 22, 2018

    Easter Monday, April 22, 2018
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    Gus gets right to talking with newly-minted Catholics who came into the Church on Saturday's Easter Vigil. He gives away copies of A Minute in the Church to those who...

    Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019
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    It's our annual Holy Thursday show and, since there's no morning mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Gus starts 30 minutes early. He talks about how today ends Lent and the...

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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    Gus talks about a missive written to the Catholics of the Pacific archipelago in New Zealand by Cardinal John Dew where he suggests that, in an effort to combat clericalism, Catholics should...

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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    Yesterday, the world witness the horrible fire that inflicted tremendous damage on the iconic Cathedral de Notre Dame in Paris, France. Gus talks about the extent of the damage, which...

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Monday, April 15, 2019
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    Gus talks about his long weekend at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, which included a brush with tournament winner Tiger Woods and his son Patrick getting engaged. Later, Gus asks...

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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    Gus is taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off to go to the Masters with his son Patrick. He asks listeners to call in and share a great sports moment they...

    Monday, April 8, 2019

    Monday, April 8, 2019
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    Late last week, Gus' wife Michelle began experiencing some heart trouble. He rushed her to the hospital and was due to head out to Indiana to speak at a men's...

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    Friday, April 5, 2019
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    Gus talks about a story out of Quebec, Canada where legislation was introduced recently, which bars government employees from wearing any sort of religious symbol on their person. Gus opens up...

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Thursday, April 4, 2019
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    Gus' old buddy  Fr. Leo Patalinghug joins Gus in studio to talk about his new book "Fr. Leo Feeds." He tells Gus the purpose of the book and what he...

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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    Gus resurrects his Pew Evangelization Project, where he gives away copies of his Minute in the Church books as long as the winners agree to leave it in the pew...

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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    Gus talks about a recent press release from a group of Hollywood-based celebrities protesting the state of Georgia's "Heartbeat Abortion Bill," which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected....

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Monday, April 1, 2019
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    Gus talks about the impressive weekend the movie Unplanned had at the box office. It debuted at 1,000 screens nationwide and brought in $6 million, beating out Captain Marvel on...

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Friday, March 29, 2019
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    Last night, to see Unplanned in the movie theater last night. He invites listeners who saw the movie to call in and give their reviews. And, Gus dedicates Prayer Time to...

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