Dr. Tom Curran celebrates All Hallows Eve by praying the St. Michael Prayer and a Protection and Healing prayer by Fr. Bob Hilz, TOR. Tom reads testimonies from Sound Insight podcast listeners regarding the recent sexual assault clergy scandal.
Dr. Tom Curran discusses the interview segment conducted by 60 Minutes with Siobhan O’Connor, (CBS, Oct 28th 2018) the former assistant to Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo. Later in the program, Tom reads testimonies from survivors of the sexual abuse clergy scandal. Read the Statement from Bishop Richard J. Malone to ’60 Minutes.’ (Buffalo Diocese, Oct 27th 2018)
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about family prayer, marriage group and Halloween. Kari talks about how to prepare the home for family prayer and celebrate a faith-filled Halloween. Tom references the Church’s teaching on the Battle of Prayer [CCC: 2725] and continues to link demonic influence to the unfolding, priest scandal.
Dr. Tom Curran explores the theme of clericalism: What is it? How does it show up? How does it relate to the unfolding sexual assault crisis in the Catholic Church? Tom reads the scripture passage Ambition of James and John (Mark 10:35) explores teachings on the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and shares stories from his many decades serving in church ministry.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to reflect on the clergy sexual assault crisis, drawing on the theme: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12: 32) Tom references other passages from the Gospel of Luke: Announcement of the Birth of John (Luke 1: 5), The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29), Announcement of the Birth of Jesus (Luke 1: 26), and The Call of Simon the Fisherman. (Luke 5)