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Full Show: Sex Abuse And The Church, And Protecting Seniors From Scams (June 10, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Some key meetings this week of religious leaders dealing with sex abuse scandals, protecting seniors from scams, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and previewing the women’s soccer World Cup.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Religious leaders are holding key meetings this week amid newly-uncovered allegations about sexual abuse and misconduct and how they’ve been addressed in their churches.

First, the Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting starting Tuesday for the first time since the Houston Chronicle uncovered widespread abuse by hundreds of pastors, employees, volunteers, and missionaries. We hear from a survivor, and from a pair of Chronicle reporters.

Then: We talk with a spokesman from SNAP – the Survivors Network of those Abused By Priests – about why that organization wants Cardinal Daniel Dinardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, to step down as head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is also meeting this week.

Also this hour: Protecting Houston’s seniors from scams. Answers to your dog and cat care questions from veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller. And a preview of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament and its Houston connections.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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