Dr. Tom and Kari Curran reflect on the funeral of George H. W. Bush and share insights from the book Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron. Kari gives tips about creating special moments during Advent and Tom talks about how to bring light into the cold, dark season.
Dr. Tom Curran shares the theology of Advent and four different dimension of time: waiting, alertness, seeking, and welcoming. Tom also shares a prayer and reflection on forgiveness for those who are a victim of another’s sin.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on themes of the Advent Season by asking the questions: Am I praying more? Am I practicing self-denial? What’s holding me back? Tom reads insights from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on “The fecundity of marriage” and the duty of transmitting human life (CCC:2371) and excerpts from the new book-interview, “The Strength of Vocation: Consecrated Life Today” by Fr. Fernando Prado.
Dr. Tom Curran shares several ‘new perspectives’ he’s gained in these first few days of the new liturgical year. Tom talks about divine healing of dislocation, the Jesse Tree, the process of turning coal onto diamonds, and the consequence of contraception in marriage.
Dr. Tom Curran interviews Pediatrician Dr. Deborah Rodriguez to share her survivor-testimony of childhood clergy sex abuse and to discuss the work of the Maria Goretti Network. Dr. Rodriquez talks about how to minister to survivors of abuse and explores the 4 R’s of trauma informed healing: Realize, Recognize, Respond, and avoid Re-traumatize.