Just now listening to this show. Cool show — although Bob Cranmer sounds like his ego got in the way of keeping his family safe, as in "I'm going to beat this demon even if my whole family ends up in the loony bin in the process."
Appreciated the fact that the Rosary got some positive publicity.
The caller with a similar story gave me chills.
I'll probably buy this book when it comes out. He should turn his house into a B&B now.
ETA: Regarding the domestic violence he was arrested for, from Wikipedia:
"On Sep 14, 2003, police were called to Cranmer's home in Brentwood at 11:30 pm by Cranmer's 14-year old son Charles, where Cranmer was arrested after a dispute with his 19-year old son Robert Cranmer Jr.
In an affidavit one arresting officer alleged that his son was "in a state of semiconsciousness to the degree that he could not reply to my questioning", and Cranmer admitted at the time to having punched his son in the face. His son was examined by paramedics and taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and Cranmer was charged with simple assault, arraigned in Night Court by Senior District Justice Leonard Boehm and released on his own recognizance the following morning from the Allegheny County Jail.
Cranmer's wife Lesa and son Charles gave statements to police alleging that Cranmer had assaulted his son, following a dispute over the use of Cranmer's bathroom by his son Robert. Cranmer asserted that his actions were in self-defense, and that his son suffered from bipolar disorder which caused him to become violent.
In November 2003 Cranmer's court hearing on the assault charges were postponed for thirty days by the District Justice hearing the case, after the court was told that Cranmer and his family were undergoing counselling. The charges were later dropped."