Seize The Day

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    Monday, December 17, 2018
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Monday, November 26, 2018
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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    In today's Gospel from Luke, Jesus teaches his disciples the Our Father, which contains the line "give us this day our daily bread." Gus says that not only does that...

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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    Inspired by today's Gospel from Luke, which tells the story of sisters Mary and Martha, Gus talks about the importance of taking time for the contemplative part of our spiritual life....

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Monday, October 8, 2018
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    Gus talks about the offertory at mass, which is the name for the time during mass you put money into the collection. It used to be that every parish sent...

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Friday, October 5, 2018
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    Gus broadcasts live today from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia where he's the keynote speaker at the Engaged to Educate Conference. He welcomes many guests in the Catholic...

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Thursday, October 4, 2018
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    Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He's one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Author Jon Sweeney calls in to talk about the life and...

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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    Gus talks about the "messaging" of the Catholic Church. We hear a lot about that these days, particularly in the sphere of social justice, but does the Church focus too...

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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    Today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. Gus goes over the Catholic teaching on angels and guardian angels and talks about where in Scripture we hear about angels. Afterwards,...

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Monday, October 1, 2018
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    Gus talks about the Lifeteen  mass that he and his wife attend regularly and asks listeners who attend a Lifeteen/contemporary mass to call and share their experiences.

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Friday, September 28, 2018
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    Gus talks about the Senate Judiciary Hearing yesterday involving Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford Blasey who's accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were...

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Thursday, September 27, 2018
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    Gus talks about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings that will take place in Washington D.C. today between Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford who has accused  him of...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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    Gus talks about the pope's comments, made yesterday during his pilgrimage to the Baltics, where he says that many Catholics are leaving the Church because of the sex abuse scandals...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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    Gus talks about how, when he was a kid, his dad went to mass with his family every Sunday but wasn't Catholic. Gus didn't find that out until many years later....

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Monday, September 24, 2018
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    Gus talks about 40 Days for Life, which takes place each year in late September into October. One of the tenets of the movement is to go and pray outside an abortion...

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Friday, September 21, 2018
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    Gus plays some clips from Cardinal Dolan's press conference yesterday where he introduced Judge Barbara Jones as a special counsel and independent reviewer where she conduct an "exhaustive study" of...

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
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    Also, Gus also gives updates on some pro-life films that are being made, including Roe v. Wade, Gosnell and Unplanned, the latter of which tells the story of friend of the show/channel...

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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    Gus talks about the readings at Catholic weddings and invites listeners to call in and talk about what was read at theirs and whether or not they'd change them if...

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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    Last week, Gus talked about a poll on YouGov, which measured the cost of the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, which included many statistics about the state of mass...

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Monday, September 17, 2018
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    Monsignor David Toups, president of St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, calls in to talk about the state of today's seminaries in the wake of the clergy...

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Thursday, September 13, 2018
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    With the clergy sex abuse scandal back in the news, Gus asks listeners to look into their figurative crystal balls and tell him where they see the Catholic Church in this...

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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    Gus talks about a poll that was published recently by YouGov, which says that a large number of people believe that the clergy sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church was done...

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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    Gus' son Patrick Lloyd calls in to the show. He is a reporter at WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, which by Hurricane Florence when it makes landfall this Friday. Patrick talks about how people...

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