Last night Fr. Fessio was on the Hugh Hewitt show in an interview that lasted the first hour. This was absolutely great radio, especially to hear the always wonderful Fr. Fessio discuss the Catholic understanding about contraception on the national air waves. The beginning of the interview started with this.
Fr. Fessio: And I’ve known him for 33 years. I’ve seen him in all sorts of situations. I’ve been with him long periods of time, formally and informally, and I can say unqualifiedly, he’s a man of God. He’s Christ-like, he’s soft-spoken, he’s gentle. I’ve never heard a word of anger from his mouth. That’s the one un-Christlike part. But he’s a real gentleman. Absolutely nothing at all like the caricature.
Wow according to Fr. Fessio he is Sweet XVI and never been pissed.”
Generalissimo from the Hugh Hewitt show has transcribed the whole interview at his blog Radioblogger.com and I strongly advise you to read the whole thing. I have said before that Hugh’s radio show is my favorite on talk radio and I really cool when he spent his whole show on Tuesday accepting only calls from Catholic about our new Pope.
What an excellent interview. Thank you for linking to it.
I had enjoyed Hugh Hewitt for some time, but I stopped listening to him a while back when he made some nasty comments about JPII. It was back during the World Youth Day in Canada, so I guess that was 3-4 years ago. His comment was something to the effect of “they wheeled this ancient Pope out and put him on display,” as if JPII were some piece of furniture. Obviously not a Catholic, nor particularly respectful of the Catholic Church, maybe Hugh has changed his stance a bit. I hope so.