What are some ways to remember and honor special dates in the home? How does the Church honor special dates in history? Where can I find encouragement during a time of transition in my family’s life? How can birth-dates, anniversary dates and special moments connect families to a particular saint? The news of the unfolding clergy sex abuse scandal has my family and I feeling sad, angry and fearful for the future, how am I to lead my family and church community during this time of crisis? Why should my family stay in the Catholic Church during this time of scandal?
Not having birthday parties, thanksgiving dinners, Christmas gifts, and missing family and friends… that is part of the beauty [of spending a year on mission]. Feeling that void is where God is allowed to take form in you. -Kari
The second definition of September 8th for me is marriage and family. That’s why what’s happening now in the Church is so very devastating for us. -Tom
The Currans talk about the personal significance of September 8th. Along with honoring the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, they launch Mary Grace into a year of mission and remember a special wedding anniversary. Kari talks about the gift of arduous goods and shares stories of sadness, anger and fear. Tom explores statistics about ‘practicing Catholics’ and addresses the unfolding clergy scandal.