Dr. Tom Curran shares stories and insights into establishing a quiet time into family prayer time. Tom differentiates between the fruit of quiet time and the sin of sloth, referencing 11 points from St. Thomas Aquinas.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to talk about the concept of consecration, specifically, Marian Consecration. Tom shares about the "Do it Yourself" retreat his wife and him are going through leading up to the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
Our parish cannot be involved with a group that has decided to ratify or approve the self-identification of a 10-18 year old boy as “gay” or “homosexual”. To me it is cruel, and abusive and absolutely contrary to the Gospel to in any way confirm a teenager in the confusion of same-sex attraction, which is what the New Boy Scout policy will do.
- Fr. Derek Lappe
Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Bemerton, WA
In a recent letter to his parish, Fr. Lappe announed their discontinuation of the Boy Scout program at the his parish due to the Boy Scouts of America's decision to include boys who self-identified as homosexual. For anyone looking to understand how to respond in charity and faith to this controversial policy change we highly recommend Fr. Lappe's letter. Please pray for the leaders and scouts in the Boy Scouts of America, especially those based in Catholic Churches, that they would make loving and faithful decision.
Dr. Tom Curran begins to talk about the concept of consecration, specifically, Marian Consecration. Tom shares insights to grant sight and hearing to the understanding of being consecrated, as to be: set apart, held in reserve, dedicated, entrusted, and anointed.