Dr. Tom Curran addresses the questions: What’s the big deal about sin? and, How can the laity respond to sin in the Church? Tom references teachings written in the Catechism of the Catholic Church on The Dignity of the Human Person: The Proliferation of Sin and Pope John Paul II’s three levels of operating in the world 1.) Awareness, 2.) Attitude, and 3.) Action.
Dr. Tom Curran ‘follows the lead’ of Pope Francis and other bishops to address the sexual abuse scandals unfolding in the Church. Tom reads the Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God, 20 August 2018, ‘Dear Troubled Catholics’: Church needs spiritual renewal By Bishop Edward M. Rice, statements from Seattle Archbishop Sartain (NWCatholic) and Spokane Bishop Day (Twitter) and prays with listeners the Protection and Healing Prayer by Dr. Bob Hilz, TOR.
PROTECTION AND HEALING PRAYER, Fr. Bob Hilz, TOR
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for all you have given me. Please cover me with the protective Precious Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and increase Your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, hunger for prayer, guidance and discernment to help me know Your will and surrender to it more completely.
Father, please heal my negative emotions, and any wounds in my heart and spirit. Send the Sword of Your Holy Spirit to sever and break all spells, curses, hexes, voodoo, and all negative genetic, intergenerational and addictive material, past, present, or to come, known or unknown, against me, my relationships and family, finances, possessions, and ministry.
Father, I forgive and ask forgiveness for my sins and failings, and ask that my whole person, body and mind, heart and will, soul and spirit, memory and emotions, attitudes and values be cleansed, renewed, protected by the Most Precious Blood of Your Son, Jesus.
In the Name, Power, Blood and Authority of Jesus Christ, I bind and break the power and effect in or around me of any and all evil spirits who are trying to harm me in any way, and I command these spirits and their companion spirits in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to leave me peacefully and quietly, and go immediately and directly to the Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ, in the closest Catholic Church tabernacle, to be disposed of by Jesus and never again return to harm me. Jesus, please heal the effects of these spirits in and around me.
Dear Holy Spirit, please fill up any void in me to overflowing with Your great love. All this, Father, I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, by the guidance of Your Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:2)
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, please pray for and with me, in Jesus’ Name, Amen
Dr. Tom Curran responds to the call to pray the Rosary with listeners for marriages and families, in honor of the Feast of St. Lawrence and the upcoming wedding anniversary for Tom and his wife, Kari. Tom meditates on the sorrowful mysteries and connects specific Spirit-led intentions to each Hail Mary prayer.
Dr. Tom Curran shares complementary insights from two diocesan priests who have profoundly impacted his life, Fr. Marc Montminy and Fr. Mark Noonan: 1.) praise and silence, 2.) solidarity and solitude, 3.) action and contemplation, 4.) leading and being led, 5.) vision and tradition, 6.) purpose and identity, 7.) healing and learning to live well with one’s brokenness, 8.) gifts and gift, 9.) multiplicity and simplicity, 10.) Mary/Joseph and Bonaventure/St. JPII.