Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Patrick Smith, Pastor of Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, DC, to discuss Songs for My Heart with Sermons for My Soul by Hearts and Souls Unlimited. Fr. Pat talks about the vision and purpose behind the project and gives insights on the themes behind each track on the album.
Dr. Tom Curran broadcasts the most difficult program he’s ever hosted on Sound Insight, addressing the recent church scandals involving Cardinal McCarrick and clerical sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Tom testifies to the ‘open secret’ he witnessed during his time as a seminarian and talks about the relentless, spiritual battle unfolding today.
Dr. Tom Curran talks about two recent conversations: 1.) with a Catholic Priest about several prominent, business leaders who grew up Catholic, left the Church and live a vibrant Christian faith, and 2.) with a Catholic Dad (one parenting stage ahead of himself) about: What do you say to a young man who wants to court/marry your daughter? Later in the program, Tom theologizes how to grow in love for God!
Dr. Tom Curran celebrates the birthday and life of his mentor, Redemptorist Priest Father Tom Forrest. Tom shares insights he learned from Fr. Forrest: 1.) The most powerful way to teach the Gospel, is to radiate it! 2.) What time is it? It’s time to evangelize, 3.) YOU are a kairos moment, 4.) Don’t measure yourself in a human way, 5.) Be willing to be chiseled, and more!
Dr. Tom Curran makes a list of ten homily messages he’d like to hear proclaimed from the pulpit: 1.) Pain is God’s Megaphone, 2.) God Made them Male and Female, 3.) Children are the Supreme Gift of Marriage, 4.) Testimony of Vocation, 5.) Do Not Be Afraid, Open the Door of Your Hearts to Christ the Redeemer, 6.) Testimony of Prayer Life, 7.) There’s Something At-Stake in Your Life, 8.) You Will Give an Account For Your Life, 9.) Repent, 10.) Jesus Christ.