JUNE 2003 | Sean O’Malley is appointed to be the Archbishop of Boston, replacing the Cardinal Bernand Law who had resigned six months previously. David’s guests are Attorney Eric MacLeish, SNAP leader Phil Saviano and Philip Lawler. They and listeners who call in to the show attempt to answer the questions, What can the new archbishop do? What should he do? to regain the trust of the Greater Boston Catholic community which has been shattered by the revelations that scores of priests have sexually preyed upon vulnerable children.
JUNE 2000 | This is Phil Saviano’s first live interview with Boston’s celebrated talk radio host David Brudnoy. Up for discussion was the recent arrest of a parish youth minister, charged with sexually molesting many young boys in the rectory of a parish church in Middleton. One focus of the broadcast was Phil’s attempt to explain, and David’s attempt to understand, why it is that kids don’t often tell when they are being sexually abused. The 29-year-old perpetrator, Christopher Reardon, later pleaded guilty to sex abuse crimes involving 24 boys, and was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison.