We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
While I was at the Task Force Event at the University of Scranton, I had the opportunity to meet Paul and Kris Ciaccia, the husband and wife team behind The Angry Catholic. They run a site that has a blog and a radio show (podcast) where they take on important issues affecting Catholics in the Diocese of Scranton and the Catholic Church worldwide.
When Kris Ciaccia contacted me initially in February 2019, I thought I was going to be fending off another devout Catholic. After exchanging some strongly worded (but hopefully not disrespectful) emails with Kris and Paul, her husband, I did some research and listened to their podcast. I have to admit that my first impression of the Ciaccias was wrong. I apologized to them for my knee jerk reaction to their initial request for information and a survivor’s perspective.
They are devout Catholics who see the corruption rampant in the Catholic hierarchy and have decided to take a public stand. I am sure that they are paying the price in their community and parish for calling out Bishop Bambera and the rest of the College of Bishops while demanding accountability. All of their work rests on the foundation of their faith.
You can read more about the reason they began their website on the “About” page on the site.
After the Task Force Event at the University of Scranton, they invited me to come on their radio show and discuss that event and other topics from the perspective of a survivor. They were engaging and respectful while addressing issues as we recorded last week. I am confident that it will be a good episode. ( I am crossing my fingers that I sound reasonably intelligent.)
The interview should go up online on Saturday, March 28, 2020. If you are stuck at home socially distancing yourself because of the Covid-19 virus, I invite you to listen on TheAngryCatholic.com, PodBean, iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast platforms. You can go back and catch up on their first season and get current on this season.
Stay safe out there.
UPDATE: March 28, 2020. The interview I did with The Angry Catholic is now online. It is episode 59 on the Radios Show page of the site.