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Radio commentary disappoints

October 26, 2017
Richard Morasci
San Francisco

When I read the title of the article on Catholic Radio, “Catholic Radio helps listeners ‘feel at home in arms of God,’ EWTN host says,” (“On the Street Where You Live,” Oct. 12), I was confused. I listen to a lot of Catholic Radio, specifically Immaculate Heart Radio, and the radio station doesn’t make me “feel at home in the arms of God.” I find the commentators think that their listeners are not capable of intelligent reasoning. They provide very simplistic answers to complex questions. Their No. 1 topic is abortion, not poverty, not homelessness, not the growing international situations. Where are the Catholic institutes of higher education? Not on Catholic Radio.

Sister Miriam once told a woman to pray for her alcoholic husband but she and her children shouldn’t leave her husband. I had an aunt who followed such advice many years ago, and her life and those of her children were destroyed. I heard an explanation by Patrick Madrid as to why women can’t be priests. He said it would be the same situation if he wanted to bear children. He could want to do it all he wanted, but he was biologically not able to give birth to children. And then he actually said that it was the same reason why women couldn’t be priests: They were not biologically able to become priests. I almost drove off the freeway.

I was taught to critically think when someone makes such an outrageous statement. I am always very disappointed in Immaculate Heart Radio.

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