Dr. Tom Curran shares insights and stories about the final week of the liturgical year and the theology of the ‘Final Things’. Tom talks about what he is grateful for, references The Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25: 31-46) and reads the latest update from Mary Grace on her experience in Guatemala on The World Race.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the reality of judgement and reflects on ‘what’s at stake’ in life. Tom talks about living an airplane-existence, the negative connotation of judgement, the gift of good-judgement, and how to anticipate one’s own judgement.
Tom reads and reflects on the parable of ten gold coins in today’s Gospel reading from Luke 19. Tom talks about the responsibility of living a ‘ten cities life’ in this graced moment of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and explores the four last things: death, judgement, heaven and hell.
Dr. Tom Curran discusses the topic of purgatory, to motivate listeners to ‘up their game!’ Tom begins the program by sharing stories about his tire, his iPhone and a nail file. Later in the program, he reads from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the particular judgement and purgatory. [CCC 1021, 1030-1031]