Dr. Tom Curran reads today’s Gospel reading on the Baptism of Jesus (MT 3:13-17) and reflects on eleven insights on the Baptism of Jesus identified in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [CCC:536] In the final segment, Tom shares more book recommendations, highlighting the category of ‘Daily Readers’: The business of Heaven by C.S.Lewis, Co-Workers of the Truth: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Cardinal Ratzinger, and Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI by Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the significance of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tom gives an encouraging word for business leaders, contrasts two ways to win a game and reflects on teachings written in the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Blessed Virgin Mary. [CCC: 511 New Eve, CCC: 490-493 Full of Grace/Redeemed Conception, CCC:722 Conceived Without Sin, CCC:721 Masterwork of The Son]
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on passages from the third part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Life In Christ and explores the Second, Fifth and Seventh Commandments. Tom shares stories about a prayer breakfast for veterans, coaching a basketball team and walking through the Doors of Mercy. Listen at 30:20 into the program – Tom gives homework to Sound Insight listeners!
Dr. Tom Curran discusses the topic of purgatory, to motivate listeners to ‘up their game!’ Tom begins the program by sharing stories about his tire, his iPhone and a nail file. Later in the program, he reads from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the particular judgement and purgatory. [CCC 1021, 1030-1031]