"You are worried and upset about many things "
How is it possible that a radio station purporting to be Roman Catholic airs a hateful and paranoid religio-political show such as this peculiar and alarming Terry and Jesse Show?
As Our Lord said to Martha, "you are worried and upset about many things" (Luke 10:41-42) so let me calm your fears by interacting with your email.
For one thing, they (Terry & Jesse) are not admirable “straight talkers” —- they are open racists, plain and simple. They are not simply Catholic evangelical zealots, they are politico-religious fanatics spewing lies, distrust, division, and suspicion. Actually, they are more than fanatical; they are cruel in their self-righteous hysterical commentary. I have never heard such hateful, vindictive, absurd, and divisive talk coming from any Catholic media person. The only comparison is with the hateful Father Coughlin in the 1930s, who irreparably scandalized The Church. Terry and Jesse are 21st Century Father Coughlin —- but much worse than Coughlin.
You just said we were 1. hateful, 2. paranoid, 3. open racists, 4. fanatics, 5. cruel, 6. self righteous, 7. vindictive, 8. absurd, 9. divisive - all of these are ad hominem attacks. I spend 20 years testifying in courts of law, your testimony would be dismissed because you lack FACTS. Can you provide for example what date and time and exact statement one of us made that qualifies us as one of those 9 descriptions? When I arrested someone I could not write on the Police Report and testify in court, "I arrested him because he is hateful." I would have been laughed out of the Sheriff Station, Detective Bureau and the Prosecutors Office. I had to write FACTS, such as "I arrested him because he told his neighbor 'I hate you' and then hit him over the head with a baseball bat."
In the words of our second President John Adams: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
Definition: Ad hominem - an argument or reaction directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.
These Terry and Jesse people and their strange lineup of guests say and do the exact opposite of what Jesus would say and do. They denounce and ridicule everyone who does not adhere to their distorted, conspiratorial, and malicious idea of Catholicism. Even Pope Francis is held in disdain by these people. All who think differently are evil and demonic, according to Terry and Jesse.
In short, Terry and Jesse are not honest, outspoken , and exemplary Catholics, as they style themselves —- they are closed-minded, heretical, hysterical, irrational, and harmful religious extremists.
The Station of the Cross should be embarrassed and ashamed that it allows such hostile and reckless and un-Catholic people to get airtime.
Again, please provide the date and time and what I said or Terry said that is heretical, irrational, hysterical and make us religious extremist. Terry and I drink from the deep wells of 2,000 of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the perrenial teachings of the Magisterium. If we have taught error, we are open to fraternal correction. We take the words of Pope Felix III seriously: “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.”
Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."