Dr. Tom Curran confesses to his interior battle toward an obligated fast and explores the gift of humility. Tom reflects on the witness of Fr. Tom Forrest, references a quote by Pope Francis on Lenten fasting and reads from the Office of Readings on Ash Wednesday.
Dr. Tom Curran encourages listeners to pray for priests and explores the gift of the priesthood. Tom shares the story about the signature inside his breviary, themes from a lecture he’s presenting to seminarians on the Theology of the Body and quotes on modesty.
Dr. Tom Curran shares stories and reflections on the priesthood, seminarian life and the important call of priests in today’s culture to govern, teach and sanctify. Tom talks about the Rite of Ordination and says a prayer for men preparing for ordination to the priesthood.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on themes of the Advent Season by asking the questions: Am I praying more? Am I practicing self-denial? What’s holding me back? Tom reads insights from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on “The fecundity of marriage” and the duty of transmitting human life (CCC:2371) and excerpts from the new book-interview, “The Strength of Vocation: Consecrated Life Today” by Fr. Fernando Prado.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the recent U.S. Bishops Conference and the good, bad and ugly statements from various bishops. Tom testifies to his experience of serving Church leaders to answer the question: How did the clergy sex abuse scandal stay hidden for so long?