Dr. Tom Curran reflects on themes of the Advent Season by asking the questions: Am I praying more? Am I practicing self-denial? What’s holding me back? Tom reads insights from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on “The fecundity of marriage” and the duty of transmitting human life (CCC:2371) and excerpts from the new book-interview, “The Strength of Vocation: Consecrated Life Today” by Fr. Fernando Prado.
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 addresses the questions: What’s the big deal about sin? and, How can the laity respond to sin in the Church? Tom references teachings written in the Catechism of the Catholic Church on The Dignity of the Human Person: The Proliferation of Sin and Pope John Paul II’s three levels of operating in the world 1.) Awareness, 2.) Attitude, and 3.) Action.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the Feast of the Visitation and the Feast of Holy Trinity, as referenced in Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Tom connects the themes related to the Holy Family and the Holy trinity to everyday life stories.