Savage Love's relationship columnist Dan Savage finds comfort in the place he least expects before and after his mother's death. This story is Act Three of Episode 379 from the radio show This American Life.
Dan Savage points a finger at the Catholic Church for being the kind of criminal organization that drives him to atheism—despite the fact that he still wants to believe he'll see his mom in heaven someday. Dan writes the sex advice column Savage Love and is the author of several books including The Comittment. (16 minutes)