Sunday, June 17, 2007

Monday Radio Shows

by Steve Ray on June 17, 2007

The shows went well. You can listen to the Catholic Answers Live show here. I answered these questions:

1) I am planning to convert to the Catholic Church; how do I tell my wife?
2) Why do Catholics pay so much attention to Mary and the saints? They distract from Christ.
3) What do Catholics teach about dispensations and the 1,000 year reign of Christ?
4) Does the Church teach that a non-Catholic cannot be saved?
5) Why is it OK to baptize "outside the Church" but not to partake in the Eucharist outside the Church?
6) I am converting the Church but my wife is staunchly Protesant. Is it OK for me to go to Mass and then join my family for the Protestant service?

To hear the show after starting Tuesday, click here


I will be on Sean Herriott and Wendy Weiss's show "Morning Air" on Relevant Radio from 9:00-9:30 AM Eastern time to discuss Barnabas and the Gang.

Then I will be the "Question Answerer" on Catholic Answers Live — "Tough Questions from Non-Catholics." Hope to "see" you there.

By the way, can you call a radio program a "show" or can you make an "appearance"? Seems like the wrong words when you can't see anything. Oh well. I'll be there none the less.


Sex Abuse by Protestant Clergy

by Steve Ray on June 17, 2007

More Sexual Offense in Protestant Churches than Catholic

Church_Steeple.jpg260 reports of abuse yearly in Protestant churches
SEX SCANDALS | Long-sought number surfaces

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.

The figures offer a glimpse into what has long been an extremely difficult phenomenon to pin down — the frequency of sex abuse in Protestant congregations.

Read the whole article at Chicago Sun Times here.

Having come from the Protestant world, I know of several sexual abuse cases. Isn't it amazing the media focuses on Catholics but aside from a few scattered articles like this one buried in newspapers, Protestant sexual abuse is basically ignored. Go get the Catholics, it makes a better story.

For a new article on why this is not just a Catholic problem, click here.