Dr. Tom Curran starts out the new liturgical year and season of Advent with ten confessions. Tom reflects on insights from The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and shares stories about a family meeting, letters from his children, Kris Kringle, coaching basketball, staring at people at Mass, and falling asleep at the movie theater.
Dr. Tom Curran shares seven insights related to the theme of Black Friday. Tom reflects on Thanksgiving, reads trivia on Black Friday, reviews the newest Disney film Moana, and gives thanks and praise for an update on his home.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on passages from the third part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Life In Christ and explores the Second, Fifth and Seventh Commandments. Tom shares stories about a prayer breakfast for veterans, coaching a basketball team and walking through the Doors of Mercy. Listen at 30:20 into the program – Tom gives homework to Sound Insight listeners!
Dr. Tom Curran explores three scriptures on the foundation of prayer, seven attitudes to take in prayer, seven aids to grow in prayer and seven practices of prayers.
-7 Attitudes to Take in Prayer: Be Humble, Be Open, Be Intentional, Be Hilarious, Be Patient, Be Alert, and Be Grateful
-7 Aids to Grow Prayer Life: Silence, Solitude, Simplicity, Community, Confession, Formation, and Eucharist
– 7 Practices for Fruitful Prayer: Pick a time, Pick a place, Read scripture, Examine your conscience, Pray the rosary, Pray the liturgy of the hours, and Pray always!