Dr. Tom Curran interviews Catholic Philosopher Dr. Taylor Marshall to answer the questions: What’s going on in the Catholic Church? What can Catholics expect from the future of the priesthood? and, Why is Pope Francis silent about the scandal? Dr. Marshall talks about how parents can talk to their kids about the current scandal and gives practical tips for all Catholics on how to respond today. Learn More About the New Saint Thomas Institute.
Dr. Tom Curran discusses the interview segment conducted by 60 Minutes with Siobhan O’Connor, (CBS, Oct 28th 2018) the former assistant to Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo. Later in the program, Tom reads testimonies from survivors of the sexual abuse clergy scandal. Read the Statement from Bishop Richard J. Malone to ’60 Minutes.’ (Buffalo Diocese, Oct 27th 2018)
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about family prayer, marriage group and Halloween. Kari talks about how to prepare the home for family prayer and celebrate a faith-filled Halloween. Tom references the Church’s teaching on the Battle of Prayer [CCC: 2725] and continues to link demonic influence to the unfolding, priest scandal.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the theme of clericalism: What is it? How does it show up? How does it relate to the unfolding sexual assault crisis in the Catholic Church? Tom reads the scripture passage Ambition of James and John (Mark 10:35) explores teachings on the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and shares stories from his many decades serving in church ministry.
Dr. Tom Curran concretizes the theology of reconciliation into five sentences that will heal your life and the church: “I did it,” “I’m sorry,” “Forgive me,” “I’ll make it up to you,” and “I will never do it again.” Tom talks about the recent discussion that convicted him into boldly addressing the traumatic sexual assault crisis in the church.