Dr. Tom Curran begins the program with a few special guests to share stories from Mother’s Day. Tom continues to explore the article “How to Raise an American Adult” by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (Wall Street Journal) and shares insights (from a Catholic context) to expand upon Sasse’s proposed solutions for fostering ‘fully formed, independent grown-ups.’
Dr. Tom Curran contrasts the phrases “Offer it up” versus “Bring it on” and explores three stances in parenthood: to go before, to get behind and to go in-the-place-of. Tom talks about the powerful role of parents to model fasting, self-denial, dying to self, and mortification during Lent… without drawing attention to oneself!
Is your New Year’s resolution to grow in the virtue of patience? Dr. Tom Curran reads insights from St. Bonaventure on the role of leadership and the virtue of patience, written to superiors of Franciscan Friars. Tom applies Bonaventure’s 3-fold Shield of Patience to parents, business leaders and those with authority over others: 1. Answer everyone modestly, maturely and kindly. 2. Be a peacemaker. 3. Persevere.