Seize The Day

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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    Dan Hennessy calls in to the show today. He and his wife Sue were on the Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage with Gus last week and Sue died while on the journey....

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Monday, June 18, 2018
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    While on pilgrimage, Gus spoke a couple times with a pilgrim who told him that, for the longest time, he didn't have a personal relationship with Jesus. It's a very...

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Thursday, June 14, 2018
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    Gus wraps up his Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage in Prague, Czech Republic and reflects on the entire pilgrimage with his wife, Michelle.  Later on, Gus and the pilgrims host their farewell...

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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    Gus is in Salzburg, Germany today for the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, as the Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage winds down. Gus talks about the important role the saint has played...

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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    Gus and the pilgrims pull into Dürnstein, Austria for Day 7 of the Seize the Day Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage. Gus talks about pulling out of Vienna and gives an update on a...

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Monday, June 11, 2018
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    Gus and the pilgrims are in Vienna and he talks about their weekend, which began with a private classical music concert given to them, courtesy of the Concert Hall. He was...

    Friday, June 8, 2018

    Friday, June 8, 2018
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    It's very Fr. Leo Patalinghug-themed day on today's Seize the Day show as Gus and the pilgrims pull into Vienna. Gus kicks everything off playing Fr. Leo's homily from yesterday...

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Thursday, June 7, 2018
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    It’s Gus and the pilgrims’ last day in Budapest and he talks about their experiences there, including the roles St. Matthias and St. Stephen of Hungary play in the city’s...

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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    It's Day 3 of Seize the Day w/Gus Lloyd from the Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage and the rest of the pilgrims arrive today aboard the Emerald Destiny, the cruise ship that...

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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    It's Day 2 of the Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage and Gus kicks the show off talking with Fr. John Williamson who, along with Fr. Leo, is co-hosting the pilgrimage with Gus....

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Monday, June 4, 2018
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    Gus arrives in Budapest, Hungary for the start of his Danube River Cruise/Pilgrimage with Fr. Leo Patalinghug. He meets of few of the pilgrims who show up early and give...

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Even though today is June 1st, we wrap up the week with a tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is honored by the Catholic Church throughout the month of...

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Thursday, May 31, 2018
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    In honor of today's Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gus opens up the phones to listeners who have questions about the Blessed Virgin Mary and/or the...

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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    It's graduation season and so Gus asks listeners if they remember who their high school and or college commencement speakers were and if they could go back in time and...

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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    Gus talks about the recent Irish Refendum, which has legalized abortion in that country. Gus breaks down the numbers, which was a sound victory, and gives his thoughts on why...

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Thursday, May 24, 2018
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    Seize the Day broadcast for the first time ever at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. Speakers included Congressman Paul Ryan and current U.S. Ambassador at-Large for International...

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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    Gus addresses the recent controversy surrounding Pope Francis in which he allegedly told Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of the clergy sex abuse scandal that's currently rocking Chile, that "God made you...

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Monday, May 21, 2018
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    Catholic documentary filmmaker, Sean Bloomfield, calls in to talk about his latest project, "Where There is Darkness," which details the brutal murder of St. Augustine, Florida priest Fr. Rene Robert...

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Friday, May 18, 2018
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    Gus talks about the "Yanni/Laurel" audio illusion that swept the nation via social media yesterday. Gus found another new one that involves the words "Brainstorm" and "Green Needle." Listeners call in and...

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
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    Gus reveals that he was awoken in the middle of the night by his neighbors who were playing loud music. It's just the latest in a series of incidents. Gus...

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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    In Germany, a recent Bishops Council and the Germany president are seeking to come up with a resolution that will allow for some Protestants to receive Holy Communion from the Catholic...

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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    Gus confides to his listeners that he does indeed suffer with depression and the past couple of days have been very rough for him. He doesn't know why but has...

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Monday, May 14, 2018
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    Gus talks about the annual list of Most Popular Baby Names put out annually by the Social Security Administration. The most popular girls name of 2017 was Emma and, for...

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Friday, May 11, 2018
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    Gus brings up the all too common act of public swearing and taking the name of the Lord in vain. He asks listeners how they respond when they hear people...

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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    Gus reflects on his Conversion Corner segment yesterday with Katherine Cooper, particularly when she said that, as a young woman, she tried out just about every religion you can name;...

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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    Gus talks about the 2018 Met Gala, which took place in NYC last night. The theme this year was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," which bore the seal...

    Monday, May 7, 2018

    Monday, May 7, 2018
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    Gus opens to floor up for "Ministry Monday," where he invites listeners to call in and talks about the ministry or ministries they're involved in at their parish. We hear about...

    The Chosen One

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    In the Gospel reading today from John 15, we hear Jesus tell the disciples, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you.” Have you ever heard...

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    Friday, May 4, 2018
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    Gus talks about today's Gospel reading, from John 15: 12-17, where Jesus calls his disciples friends three times. Gus talks about all the relationships that we have with Jesus and friend is indeed included. His...

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
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    Gus talks about the Irish referendum on abortion, which will be voted on by the public on May 25th. One of Gus' favorite rock band, U2, has publicly come out urging...

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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    Recently, Pope Francis caught some flack after an interview with Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfarri who reported that the pope told him there's no such thing as hell. The report turned...

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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    Gus gives an update on his bride, Michelle, who's condition is improving but still remains in the hospital, but the question of major surgery lingers over her. Yesterday, while praying over...

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Friday, April 27, 2018
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    Gus gives an update on the Alfie Evans saga in where Alfie's dad, Tom Evans, gave a conciliatory statement to the press yesterday stating that he and his family were attempting...

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
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    Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, calls in to break down the Alfie Evans situation in a more bioethic manner and discuss with Gus...

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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    Gus gives an update on Alfie Evans, which floods the lines with listeners wanting to sound off on the inhumanity displayed by the British government. The British Supreme Court is...

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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    Gus opens up with an update on UK infant Alfie Evans who continues to live despite being taken off life support. The Vatican granted Alfie citizenship yesterday, which the British...

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Monday, April 23, 2018
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    Gus again tackles the issue of dwindling mass attendance and, this time, talks with listeners about how to evangelize the Catholic faith non-Catholics. We also engage in some Tell Me...

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Friday, April 20, 2018
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    Gus reads a letter addressed to Archbishop Charles Chaput, of Philadelphia, PA, from a 26-year-old father of three urging the bishops and cardinals convening the Synod on Young People, the Faith and...

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Thursday, April 19, 2018
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    In continuing with the theme of dwindling mass attendance, Gus asks listeners what Catholics in the pews can do better when it comes to reaching out to fallen-away Catholics.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2018

    Wednesday, April 19, 2018
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    Today's Gospel continues the Bread of Life Discourse in John 6. Gus talks about Eucharistic ministry and bringing communion to the home-bound. He invites listeners to call in who are...

    Tuesday, April 17, 2017

    Tuesday, April 17, 2017
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    Fr. Len Plazewski, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa, joins Gus in his studio to talk about the Cause of Canonization for Antonio Cuipa and Companions, aka the...

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Monday, April 16, 2018
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    Gus talks about the recent Gallup poll, which shows a continued drop in mass attendance in the U.S. Gus asks listeners why they believe that is and where do they...

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Friday, April 13, 2018
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    Gus talks about a recent Gallup poll that shows that mass attendance in the United States is dwindling. According to the poll, fewer than four in 10 Catholics attend mass...

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Thursday, April 12, 2018
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    Gus talks about the pope's new apostolic exhortation and reads an editorial piece written by Christopher Altieri, and published yesterday on the Catholic World Report's Web site, that analyzes the...

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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    Pope Francis' latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate, was released Monday, April 9th and has made headlines for seemingly singling-out the pro-life community. Although the document focuses primarily on the...

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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    Gus is live again from Holy Family Catholic Church in Sewell, New Jersey where he's conducting a parish mission that ends tonight. He's joined by church pastor Fr. John Picinic who...

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Monday, April 9, 2018
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    Gus is broadcasting live from a parish mission at the Church of the Holy Family in Sewell, New Jersey, which began on Sunday and goes through tomorrow. He's joined first...

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Thursday, April 5, 2018
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    Gus talks about the music he listened to growing up, which he still listens to today: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the James Gang, etc. Some of the lyrics are overtly hyper-sexual and...

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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    Later, Gus talks about the conversion of David Bereit, former CEO of 40 Days for Life, who came into the Church this past Easter Vigil. He talks about the events that ultimately...

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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    Inspired by today's Gospel, where Mary Magdelene has an angelic encounter before seeing Jesus, Gus asks listeners if they've ever had an angelic encounter. Also, Gus continues to welcome, on...

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