Dr. Tom Curran reflects on his mother’s recent death and explores eight aspects of death: 1. Death vs. Dying, 2. Giving permission, 3. Faith makes all the difference! 4. The veil between heaven and earth thins as death approaches, 5. Our death is immersed in the Paschal Mystery, 6. Give testimony, 7. What is lost in concreteness is gained in universality, and 8. The mystery of God’s providence.
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Fr. Robert Spitzer, Co-founder of Healing the Culture, to discuss the program successfully transforming hearts and minds to the philosophical truths that form pro-life beliefs. Visit MagisCenter.com for more resources by Fr. Robert Spitzer.
Why do Catholic churches display a crucifix instead of a cross? Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the mystery of Jesus Christ crucified and connects the seven last words of Jesus on the cross to the lives of His disciples living TODAY in 2017!
Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross:
- “I Thirst”
- “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.”
- “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?”
- “Into Your hands Lord, I commend My Spirit.”
- “This day you will be with Me in paradise.”
- “Behold you son, behold your mother.”
- “It is finished.”
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore four sources of suffering, in reference to, his upcoming workshop at the 2017 Youth for Life National Conference. Tom references the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC: 2843), the biography John Adams by David McCullough and the First Reading (2 COR1:1-7) and Gospel (MT 5:1-12) proclaimed at Mass yesterday.
Dr. Tom Curran explores themes related to his upcoming workshop “Take Up Your Cross: Suffering and Our Life of Faith,” at the 2017 Youth for Life National Conference. Tom discusses four ways suffering is part of our lives of faith: 1.) as a Disciple, 2.) in relationships, 3.) as a witness in the world, and 4.) the Cross of Christ.