September 3, 2008
“Who is this Dr. Melvin Frank?” asked Rick.
“He’s a therapist who specializes in cult members,” replied Amanda.
“Cults?” said Rick.
“Dr. Frank knows that some Catholics get into their religion to the point of cutting themselves off from the rest,” she said.
“What about your birth out of wedlock?” he inquired.
“Dad wasn’t Catholic and Mom got pregnant before his conversion,” she replied. “He only did it to marry Mom and went through the motions to make her happy.”
“I don’t know whether to impressed or appalled,” remarked Rick.
“Dad’s relieved, I’m sure, that they’ve been excommunicated,” she said.