Happy Lent! Dr. Tom Curran compares and contrasts the discipline of Ash Wednesday with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. Tom shares stories about the ‘Valentines’ in his life and differentiates between what satisfies vs. what sustains.
Pam Gunderson interviews Kristin Dixon, Archdiocese of Seattle Superintendent for Catholic Schools, and Anthony Holter, Executive Director of Fulcrum Foundation, to discuss why Fulcrum leverages support for Catholic schools. Dr. Tom Curran reads 12 insights from letters from St. John Bosco on how to discipline young boys.
St. John Bosco’s 12 Tips for Disciplining Kids
1. See Each Child as a Gift
2. Labor with Love
3. Labor with Zeal
4. See Yourself Called By God
5. Be Persistent in Restraining Your Impatience (Don’t Threaten, Persuade!)
6. Don’t Let Kids Settle For Less
7. Keep Calm and Carry-Out Punishment
8. Paul is the Model: Serve
9. Jesus is the Method: Humble of Heart
10. Extinguish Hostility
11. Show Mercy and Hope
12. Beg God for Grace!
Dr. Tom Curran begins the program with a few special guests to share stories from Mother’s Day. Tom continues to explore the article “How to Raise an American Adult” by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (Wall Street Journal) and shares insights (from a Catholic context) to expand upon Sasse’s proposed solutions for fostering ‘fully formed, independent grown-ups.’
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel and Pam Gunderson to discuss six concepts related to Lent. The Co-hosts each share their commitments to the three Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Later in the program, they explore three disciplines of ‘going into the desert’: silence, solitude and simplicity.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by a special guest to discuss the gift of faith passed on through generations. Tom reads passages from the Book of Proverbs that he has underlined in his Bible. In the final segment, Tom shares one more insight written in Temptation and Discernment by Segundo Galilea about how God is involved in the details of our lives.