Seize The Day

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Friday, March 22, 2019
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    Gus talks about the jackpot for Florida's Powerball has reached $625 million. Gus asks listeners if they've ever won anything in their lives and we hear everything from a $50...

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Thursday, March 21, 2019
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    Gus talks about how there's no recorded words of St. Joseph in Scripture and that all we really know about him, other than being the foster-father of Jesus, is that...

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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    Seize the Day hosts the debut of the Catholic Channel Town Hall "Making the Movie: Unplanned," hosted by Gus Lloyd. Gus talks about the story that inspired the movie, how...

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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    Gus is live from our NYC studios this morning. He's in town to tape a SiriusXM/Catholic Channel Town Hall with Abby Johnson, the subject of the new film "Unplanned," which opens in...

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Monday, March 18, 2019
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    Gus talks about a phenomenon known as a "confluence of dates," or feast days that correspond with important times in our lives, and asks listeners to call in with special...

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Friday, March 15, 2019
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    Gus talks about a practice most people engage in at least once in their lives... making a deal with God. There's an old saying that goes, "Be careful when you...

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Thursday, March 14, 2019
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    Gus talks about a couple of conversations about the Sacrament of Confession that he had with two respective women at his parish mission last night. One had been away for 40...

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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    Today is the sixth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. After playing the audio of Fr. Dave Dwyer and Lino Rulli's announcement from 2013, Gus invites his listeners to call in...

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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    A Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas is receiving plenty of criticism for denying entrance of a kindergartner of a same-sex couple. School administrator, Fr. Craig Maxim,...

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    Monday, March 11, 2019
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    Gus talks about some recent comments made by NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on climate change, including one where she said if we don't do anything about climate change, the world...

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    Friday, March 8, 2019
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    It's the first meatless Fridays in Lent, Gus asks listeners what's on the menu for dinner and whether or not listeners have any traditional Friday in Lent meals. Also, it's Friday...

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Thursday, March 7, 2019
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    Since yesterday was Ash Wednesday, Gus asks listeners how they received their ashes yesterday. Gus got his after the final blessing but most listeners say they got theirs after the...

    Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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    Gus opens the phones to listeners to see what their 2019 Lenten strategy is. What are they giving up? Taking on? Focusing on? And, if they're giving something up, what...

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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    Gus talks about tithing this morning, which is the subject of today's First Reading from the Book of Sirach, which says "Give to the Most High as he has given to...

    Monday, March 4, 2018

    Monday, March 4, 2018
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    Lots of guests on today's Seize the Day! First up is Brian Shields, founder of Lumen Entertainment, who calls in to talk about their new faith-based film "Garabandal: Only God Knows."...

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Friday, March 1, 2019
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    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois calls in to talk about his statement which reiterates that Sen. Dick Durbin is not permitted to receive holy communion in his diocese because...

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
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    Bishop Thomas Paprocki, of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, issued a statement yesterday that pro-abortion, and Catholic, Senator Dick Durbin is not permitted to receive communion in his diocese. Gus...

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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    Gus talks about a new Marist Poll that was published on Monday that showed a dramatic shift on attitudes toward abortion in the wake of radical pro-abortion laws in New York...

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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    Gus welcomes Shelton Renz to the Conversion Corner who is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church where Gus is currently holding a parish mission. He was born and...

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    Monday, February 25, 2019
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    John Allen of Crux joins Gus from Rome to recap the Bishops Meeting on clergy sex abuse, which ended yesterday. John gives Gus his four biggest takeaways and what he thinks...

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Friday, February 22, 2019
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    Gus is joined by Crux's John Allen who is in Rome reporting on Pope Francis' Bishops meeting to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis. Gus asks John to explain to...

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
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    Drew Shirley and Chad Butler from Switchfoot drop by in studio to talk about their career, life on the road, the band's recent hiatus and their return with their new...

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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    Gus covers a multitude of topics on today's Seize the Day. First, he talks about a topic he did last week about marijuana and the bishops of Illinois' response to attempts...

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    Gus also plays a few clips from Cardinal Dolan's press conference yesterday where he reaffirmed the Archdiocese of NY's commitment to women in crisis pregnancies. He said that any pregnant woman anywhere who feels she's...

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Monday, February 18, 2019
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    Gus talks about the embarrassing moment he had a mass yesterday morning. Gus is a lector but forgot that he was reading at mass. Another lector processed with the priest...

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Friday, February 15, 2019
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    Today ends National Marriage Week. Gus recounts the story of how he and Michelle got together, which he refers to as a "May/December romance." He also says there was a...

    (Saint) Valentine's Day, February 14, 2019

    (Saint) Valentine's Day, February 14, 2019
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    In honor of St. Valentine's Day, Gus invites listeners to call in and share the song that means the most to them and their spouse. It could be their wedding song...

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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    New York Post Op-Ed editor and Catholic Herald contributor Sohrab Ahmari calls in to join Gus in the Conversion Corner. Sohrab grew up in Iran, before moving to the U.S....

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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    Gus goes over some timely Catholic news stories, including the impending Vatican punishment on serial sex offender Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, which will most likely be his laicization. Gus gives his thoughts...

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    Monday, February 11, 2019
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    Gus talks about today's feast day for Our Lady of Lourdes and invites any listener who's been to Lourdes or experienced a miraculous healing to call in and share their...

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Thursday, February 7, 2019
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    Gus opens up by talking about an illustration he posted on his Facebook page which clinically depicts a dismemberment abortion. He asks listeners if it's OK to use graphic imagery...

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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    Gus plays one clip from President Trump's State of the Union Address last night and it's his sharp criticism of the recent abortion laws passed in New York and the...

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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    Gus talks about young people leaving the faith and what we can do to bring them back. Gus gives away copies of A Minute in the Church to people who...

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Monday, February 4, 2019
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    Gus talks about Super Bowl LIII, which he felt was pretty dull, and the Super Bowl ads, which weren't much better on the whole. There are some that left a...

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Friday, February 1, 2019
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    As we near the end of Catholic Schools Week, Francesca Pellegrino, president and founder of Catholic Coalition for Special Education, which provides academic support for kids with special needs in...

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Thursday, January 31, 2019
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    Gus plays a couple audio clips out of the state of Virginia where some legislators seeking to mimic the radical abortion laws recently passed in New York State. The first...

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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    Gus talks about Pope Francis' press conference on board Shepherd 1 going back to Rome from World Youth Day. He was asked about priestly celibacy and if he foresaw a time...

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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    Gus reads a letter written by Fr. Michael White, pastor of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, entitled "Why We Don't Encourage (Little) Kids in Church." Fr. White goes...

    Monday, January 28, 2019

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    Gus spoke at St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson, Mississippi and was introduced to a concept for little kids at mass called "Pew Art." It's just a little brochure filled with...

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Thursday, January 24, 2019
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    Gus talks about the NY State Abortion Bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic who often professes his faith publicly. Many irate Catholics are calling for his...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2018

    Wednesday, January 23, 2018
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    Gus talks about the passage of the NY State Abortion bill, which is extreme to say the least. He goes over what the bill mandates and reads the response from...

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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    Gus talks about the furor that erupted over the weekend following a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial, after the March for Life, between students from Covington Catholic High School and...

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Thursday, January 17, 2019
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    Gus talks about his favorite psalm, Psalm 95, where the author says "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Gus plays a musical version of it by...

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Monday, January 14, 2019
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    Gus recounts a story from mass yesterday morning where, about midway through the Second Reading, an adult male and a boy came in with motorcycle helmets under their arms. As...

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Friday, January 11, 2019
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    As we move closer to the March for Life, Gus reads an OpEd piece by Democrats for Life  Board Member and Fordham University Associate Professor Charles C. Camosy entitled "I Am...

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Thursday, January 10, 2019
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    President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are sparring  over the former's Mexican border wall proposal. It's a microcosm of how split the country...

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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    Gus plays audio of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's post-National Championship Game comments where he gave immense glory to Jesus. Gus gets reaction from his producer, Scott Shea, a Bama...

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    Monday, January 7, 2019
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    Today Gus talked about a new effort by Planned Parenthood to de-stigmatize abortion through a billboard campaign in Iowa. You can read about it here. As every Monday, Gus engages...

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    Friday, January 4, 2019
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    Gus plays audio from a social media video that's gone viral called "Kids Meet Someone Who's Had an Abortion." It's part of a series of videos where kids are introduced to...

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Thursday, January 3, 2019
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    Yesterday, the U.S. bishops began a seven-day retreat at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary near Chicago. In light of all the clergy sex abuse revelations this past year, Gus asks listeners what their...

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