Dr. Tom Curran talks about the mission of the March for Life and explores the reality of the pro-life vs. pro-abortion discussion. Tom talks about the theology of a shepherd and gives a report card for the state of the Catholic Church in the United States of America over the last 50 years. (Center For Applied Research in the Apostolate)
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)
Dr. Tom Curran ponders the questions: How did the priests and bishops involved in the unfolding sexual assault scandal get into positions of leadership? And, why haven’t more bishops taken strong action against it? Tom talks about three types of leaders: catalyst, organizer, and operator.
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.