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.”
Dr. Tom Curran shares stories and examples on the call of discipleship: discern and obey. Tom says a prayer for desperate parents of troubled teenagers and talks about his newly-discerned action to teach about the reality of hell.