Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the theology of Lent by reading insights from St. Pope Paul VI on asceticism and mortification written in the Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini. Tom prays a Thomistic Litany of Humility by Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. and references a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar about the importance to “dredge out the soul.”
Dr. Tom Curran records from the dinner table of his childhood home in Burlington, MA. Tom continues to honor priests that have made an impact on his life and reflects on three themes from the encyclical letter Paths of the Church by Blessed Pope Paul VI: 1.) awareness– who we are as a Church, 2.) reform/renew– how we ought to live, 3.) dialogue of Salvation– evangelize the world.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humane Vitae and testify to the gift of being open to life. Kari talks, authentically, about responding to the call of raising a big family. Tom compares and contrasts the Church’s teaching on marriage with the top five google-search results on “10 keys to a good marriage.”
Dr. Tom Curran talks about the nature of the Church as: the People of God, the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit, as referenced in LUMEN GENTIUM by Pope Paul VI. (Vatican II) Tom reveals exciting news about why he made a recent visit to St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Wa, and shares insights he gained from his ‘behind the scenes’ tour.