Dr. Tom Curran explores twelve ways to transition from a ‘casual’ to reverent participation in the Holy Sacrifice of The Mass: 1.) Refer to the Sacred Liturgy, 2.) Go to confession, 3.) Fast, 4.) Arrive at Mass early, 5.) Bless yourself (consciously), 6.) Dress for a wedding, 7.) Sit in a seat that minimizes distractions, 8.) Genuflect, 9.) Go to Mass at a time that minimizes distractions, 10.) Pray before Communion, 11.) Receive Eucharist on the tongue from a priest, 12.) Kneel with eyes closed and pray in silence after Communion AND after Mass, 13.) Go to Adoration outside of Mass.
Dr. Tom Curran welcomes listeners to the extraordinary season of Ordinary Time and reflects on the themes of power, wind and light. Tom shares stories about a windstorm, a rosary, a basketball game and the Feast of the Epiphany.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the ‘New Meta’ from 2018 and asks the question: what’s that all about? Tom talks about his top 10 insights from the past year: 1.) Same Game, new rules 2.) Out of the home, in my heart, 3.) Same kids, new parenting 4.) “Lord, meet me as the storm”, 5.) praise-worthy desperation, 6.) Same sound, new language, 7.) Silence is agreement, waiting is abusing, 8.) Trauma-informed care, 9.) Secondary trauma, and 10.) The power of praying a full Rosary.
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?
Dr. Tom Curran continues to discuss the gift of reflective journaling, focusing on the call of a father to lead, provide and protect. Tom talks about the ‘lost art’ of fostering silence, wonder and encounter.