Dr. Tom Curran reads and reflects on the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit of the Holy Father Francis to Young People and to the Entire People of God. Tom shares stories about raising a big family and discerns implementing new parenting strategies.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the importance of family meetings: manners, medical emergencies, media, and more! The Currans read their family Christmas letter and talk about how they helped their kids discern a Word of the Year.
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 begins the program talking about how family prayer can feel like a dentist appointment. Tom prays the Rosary with listeners, meditating on the Luminous Mysteries, and inserts Spirit-led petitions into each Hail Mary.
Dr. Tom Curran recommends the regular practice of making an examination of conscience, gives tips for fostering family prayer and shares insights from a scripture study on Mark 6:45-51. Later in the program, Tom interviews Jess Howell from NET Ministries Team 7 about the call to serve in youth ministry and NET Retreats for tweens and teens.