Dr. Tom Curran shares stories and explores several Scripture passages on the call to pray for the intercession of others. Tom reads a quote from St. John of the Cross (The Spiritual Canticle, Stanza 29), reflects on a Psalm 119: 145 and teaches about St. Bonaventure’s three temptations battling against the spiritual life: distraction, diversion and dispersion.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran explore the questions: what makes a holy wedding, a good toast and a successful launch into marriage? Tom talks about the stewardship of parents to navigate teenage children through courtship and dating. Kari reflects on a holy wedding they witnessed and develops a 100 point system for dating standards.
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.
Dr. Tom Curran addresses questions from Cardinals to Pope Francis to further clarify seemingly controversial statements written in Chapter 8 in AMORIS LÆTITIA, POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS. Tom talks about 3 approaches to teach moral responsibility: go before, go with, go behind. In the second half of the program, he reflects on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and last Sunday’s Gospel reading about St. John the Baptist. (MT 11:2-11)