Dr. Tom Curran honors a special birthday by exploring three pearls of wisdom he received about marriage. Tom shares insights from a scripture reflection on The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22: 39-46) about the humanity and divinity of Jesus and the distinction between trials and temptations; as cross-referenced in the Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC:2846]
Dr. Tom Curran begins the program with a message from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Ash Wednesday, 21 February 2007. (Vatican.va) Tom explores what happens right before and after Jesus’ time in the desert.
Dr. Tom Curran talks about the theology of repentance. Tom shares a story about an experience in confession that brought tears to his eyes, reflects on yesterday’s Gospel reading about The Rich Man (Mark 10: 17) and talks about three levels of repentance: in actions, in attitudes and in awareness.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Kurt Nagel and Pam Gunderson to discuss six concepts related to Lent. The Co-hosts each share their commitments to the three Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Later in the program, they explore three disciplines of ‘going into the desert’: silence, solitude and simplicity.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran prepare for Lent by discussing their commitments to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Tom shares a story about receiving generosity when deserving the opposite. Kari talks about spring, Fat Tuesday and upcoming feast days in Lent.