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.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Patrick Smith, Speaker and Pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington DC, to discuss themes from his recent homilies during the Lenten Season. Click Here to Listen to More Homily Podcasts from Fr. Pat Smith!
Dr. Tom Curran contrasts the phrases “Offer it up” versus “Bring it on” and explores three stances in parenthood: to go before, to get behind and to go in-the-place-of. Tom talks about the powerful role of parents to model fasting, self-denial, dying to self, and mortification during Lent… without drawing attention to oneself!
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on last Sunday’s Mass readings (Second Sunday of Lent: March 12, 2017) to explore the concepts of discernment and ‘being on a journey.’ Tom talks about what Catholics should expect to experience during Lent by sharing stories about food poisoning, an energy pill and buzzing of flies.