This interview is from CBC Radio’s show, The Current. It aired yesterday, April 21, 2010
Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Patrick Wall, a former Catholic Priest and Benedictine Monk. For several years, he was what’s known as a “Fixer” in the Catholic Church. He was parachuted into parishes where the former Priest had been caught up in a sexual abuse scandal. He eventually quit the church and now he works as a legal consultant for the victims of sexual abuse.
Patrick Wall Interviewed on CBC Radio’s “The Current”
I was on John Oakley’s Culture Wars show this morning debating the issue of whether or not the Pope should be charged criminally. I’ll have an audio recording up today or tomorrow.
And I’m on again next Tuesday. 9:00 a.m. You can listen to it on the web at http://www.640toronto.com/.
UPDATE: You can listen to a recording of the debate here.
Hi everyone. I have been taking a break from blogging for a number of reasons (mostly a crazy schedule with work), but things are settling down and you can expect to see new postings in the days to follow. I hope you missed me. : )
For those of you interested in finding out about my journey from fundamentalist believer to free-thinking non-believer, you will find a short version of it in this documentary done by my son, Graeme, as part of his studies in broadcast journalism. It was very cool to be able to do this with him and (here’s the proud pappa moment) I think he did a fantastic job.
I’d love to get your responses to my story.
Even when I was a fundamentalist, I never was a big fan of Pat Robertson, host of the popular 700 Club television show and founder of the Christian Broadcast Network.
Now, I am sickened by him.
Pat Robertson has said many stupid things in his life.
There was the time he called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavaz.
There was the time he labeled feminism “a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
And, of course, let’s not forget the fact that he linked terrorist attacks on the USA to God lifting his umbrella of protection from the U.S. due to the sinful behaviour of its people.
Well, Pat’s comments yesterday and today about the heart breaking disaster in Haiti leave me dumfounded, angry, and disgusted all at the same time.
Here’s Robertson’s bizarre and sickening assessment of how this disaster could be a “blessing in disguise” and that the Haitian people brought this on themselves by making a pact with the devil to help them overthrow their French oppressors at the turn of the 19th century:
Today, the Haitian ambassador to the USA responded on the Rachel Maddow show:
Keith Oberman’s critique of Pat Robertson’s idiotic comments echoes my sentiments exactly.
Pat, you disgust me.