On this Friday in Lent, Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Dennis Gordon, FSSP, Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to discuss the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and giving alms.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the scripture passage The Conditions of Discipleship [Mark 8: 34-38] and shares insights from a recent Pentecost celebration “Answering God’s Call.” Tom shares stories about heartbroken parents, Mary Grace’s mission trip, praying a family Rosary, and overcoming the desires of the flesh.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the theology of Lent by reading insights from St. Pope Paul VI on asceticism and mortification written in the Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini. Tom prays a Thomistic Litany of Humility by Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. and references a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar about the importance to “dredge out the soul.”
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the fruits of ‘dying to self ‘and explore three factors that can influence an inauthentic sense of self: world, flesh and devil. Tom discusses the difference between selfishness vs. self-centeredness and Kari shares her experience of eating healthy and working out.