Dr. Tom Curran reflects on themes of the Advent Season by asking the questions: Am I praying more? Am I practicing self-denial? What’s holding me back? Tom reads insights from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on “The fecundity of marriage” and the duty of transmitting human life (CCC:2371) and excerpts from the new book-interview, “The Strength of Vocation: Consecrated Life Today” by Fr. Fernando Prado.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel and Pam Gunderson to celebrate the recent Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross by sharing quotes about the cross from saints, such as: St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Francis de Sales, St. Leo the Great, St. Augustine, and more! Read more quotes from Our Only Hope: 25 Quotes about the Cross (Catholic Exchange.)
Dr. Tom Curran talks about two recent conversations: 1.) with a Catholic Priest about several prominent, business leaders who grew up Catholic, left the Church and live a vibrant Christian faith, and 2.) with a Catholic Dad (one parenting stage ahead of himself) about: What do you say to a young man who wants to court/marry your daughter? Later in the program, Tom theologizes how to grow in love for God!
Dr. Tom Curran discusses the most requested theme he’s asked to teach about, discernment! Tom references scripture and Doctors of the Church to teach listeners how to discern God’s purpose and plan one’s life, marriage and family.
Dr. Tom Curran encourages listeners to “get a bible!” Tom shares his testimony of conversion through reading scripture and teaches three ways to relate to scripture: 1.) as a book to be studied, 2.) as a self-help guide to life, and 3.) as a place of encounter.