Seize The Day

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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

    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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
    Posted on 10 comments
    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
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on 8 comments
    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
    Posted on
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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
    Posted on 2 comments
    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
    Posted on
    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...

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019
    Posted on 2 comments
    Gus is a believer in New Year's resolutions and part of that is giving himself a Scriptural resolution. His method is to read the New Testament  until something strikes him,...

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Posted on
    It's the last live Seize the Day of the year so it's our annual office/family Christmas party. He invites listeners to call in and join the festivities. Those who get on...

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    Posted on 2 comments
    Gus talks about a few things that are close to his heart at Christmas time. One of them is people going through their first Christmas following the death of a...

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Posted on
    It's the third and final installment of Project Christmas. Children's Dream Fund Executive Director Cynthia Lake Farrell calls in and presents three individual children, their condition and their dream. In just...

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Posted on 6 comments
    Gus talks about today's Gospel from Matthew where Joseph recognized Mary was with child even though they hadn't consummated their marriage yet. An angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph...

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    Monday, December 17, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus goes over the genealogy of Jesus from today's Gospel from St. Matthew. It begins with Abraham, and goes 52 generations to Jesus. Within that vast number of people were...

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Posted on 2 comments
    Gus goes over a recent news item that took place in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and involved two nuns who, over the last 10 years or so, embezzled approximately...

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus kicks off Phase II of Project Christmas with Operation Once in a Lifetime, which assists U.S. military veterans in need. President & Founder Sgt. Patrick Sowers calls in and...

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Friday, December 7, 2018
    Posted on
    After finishing his parish mission in Lenoir City, Tennessee earlier this week, Gus visited his brother who lives near there. His brother recently did a DNA test to get a...

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Posted on
    Ulf Ekman sits down with Gus in the Conversion Corner. Ulf is a native Swede and, although he was baptized, he grew up mostly without any sort of religion. He...

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    On Day 2 of his parish mission at St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City, Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bishop Richard F. Stika, joins Gus to share his vocation story,...

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Monday, December 3, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    Gus broadcasts the first of three shows at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Gus sits down in the Conversion Corner with St. Thomas the Apostle pastor...

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus talks about the death of SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg who passed away from ALS on November 26th. Gus' two sons grew up on SpongeBob, which, over time, made...

    Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Posted on 7 comments
    Angel Aloma of Food for the Poor joins Gus for Project Christmas Phase I. Food for the Poor annually kicks Project Christmas off with Seize the Day on Giving Tuesday...

    The White Envelope

    The White Envelope
    Posted on 2 comments
    The White Envelope   by Nancy Gavin Editor’s Note: This is a true story that is provided to us by the family of the author. Even though Nancy passed away two years after her article first appeared in Woman’s Day Magazine in 1982, her family continues to keep alive the tradition of the white envelope. This […]

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Posted on 3 comments
    Catholic Answers author Leila Miller calls in to talk about a book she co-authored with Catholic apologist Trent Horn called "Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today's...

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    Gus talks with listeners about what their Thanksgiving is going to look this year and how it differs from previous years. He also talks with them about their Thanksgiving traditions....

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus declares today an "All Good Monday." After covering the November Meetings most of last week, where nothing was really accomplished concerning efforts to curtail clergy sex abuse and hold...

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    Gus prays an Intentional Rosary in today's Prayer Time. Also, generous Gus gives away copies of A Minute in the Church to lucky listeners who call in. And, Bob Dunning calls...

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Posted on 6 comments
    Gus preempts his usual 60 Second Reflection by talking about how yesterday, at the November Meetings, the bishops voted down a resolution that would "encourage" the Holy See to release all...

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus begins by going over yesterday's events at the November Meetings, including several interventions made by bishops yesterday addressing the clergy sex abuse scandal and what they're hearing from their...

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus talks about the last-minute mandate by the Vatican to delay voting on any action items regarding the clergy sex abuse crisis in the U.S. and greater accountability among the bishops....

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    With the November Meetings beginning today in Baltimore and in light of all that's gone on with the Archbishop McCarrick/clergy sex abuse scandal, Gus asks listeners what they'd say to the...

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus talks with listeners about going above and beyond their Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation duties. The Catholic Church offers so many extra-curricular activities other than just going to mass, including...

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    Fr. Paul Sullins, research associate professor at the Catholic University of America and senior research associate of the Ruth Institute, calls in to talk about his recent study on the...

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Posted on 2 comments
    One thing Gus talks about often is how under-catechized he was as kid and it's that way with a lot of people these days. In conversations with listeners on this show,...

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus talks about Election Day and, more specifically, single-issue voting. He tells his audience that whenever a politician seeking office publicly announces that they're proudly pro-choice, they lose his vote. Gus asks...

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Monday, November 5, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    There are a lot of traditions, with a small "t", in the Catholic Church. A lot of them have been part of the fabric of our Catholic heritage for so...

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Friday, November 2, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    Today is All Souls' Day, a day the Church asks the faithful to remember and pray for family, friends and loved ones who have passed away. After going over his...

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus plays a couple of clips from last night's Al Smith Dinner in NYC, which featured comedian Jim Gaffigan as the emcee and outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as the keynote speaker....

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus talks about his experience yesterday praying outside an abortion clinic, which, for the most part was a positive experience and mostly uneventful, at least in terms of dealing with negative...

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Posted on
    One of the issues addressed at the Synod on Young People is Catholics who home-school and there appears to be a sentiment against it from the bishops and it's appeared in...

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Posted on
    Gus gives a Synod on Young People update, including the discussion over people with same-sex attraction and the use of the term LGBTQ. Gus asks listeners to call in and...

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    The movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" opened on Friday to limited release. Gus was able to see it and asks listeners who saw it to call...

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Posted on 1 comment
    During a recent Wednesday Papal Audience, Pope Francis equated getting an abortion with hiring a hit man. It was a little bit shocking coming from a pope who's been generally soft spoken...

Hello You!

Join our mailing list