Dr. Tom and Kari Curran explore the role of parents to pass on faith to future generations by contrasting virtue vs. money, picked vs. chosen and free-range vs. helicopter. Later in the program, the Currans reflect on a research article What Churchgoers Missed Most About In-Person Services. (Barna.com)
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on a grab bag of topics related to the theme of Catholic Education, including: givers vs. receivers, peer influence, the statistical reality of Catholic schools, unjust discrimination and conscience.
Dr. Tom Curran walks thru a traditional examination of conscience, to prepare for making a good confession. Tom talks about how to catechize kids about ‘trespassing’ and the importance of reconciliation.
Dr. Tom Curran talks about six characteristics of a Godly leader in this moment: has a positive vision, goes first, lives the hard-easy, influences others in a direction, goes the extra mile, goes last. Tom references Fr. John Riccardo’s White Paper “Re-Imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be: A Destination for the 21st Century.”