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Evangelization

Matt Maher’s Newest Release “Echoes” Will Bring Hope

Catholic music fans should be prepared to love the sounds on Matt Maher’s newest album, “Echoes,” as well as the…

Faith & Life

4 Things God Might Be Up To When You Are Suffering And Cannot Feel His Presence

I don’t have an answer to “if there is a God, why is there suffering?”. It is a question I…

Faith & Life

7 Powerful Stories of Hope Amidst the Suffering of Hurricane Harvey

The world has watched in horror this last week as Hurricane Harvey unleashed its destruction on Texas, Houston in particular….

Gospels

Have You Hidden in a Glass Case? How to Look Suffering in the Eye

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

The Weakness of St. Peter: What He Teaches Us About Surrendering Our Fears (Gospel Reflection)

How do you deal with suffering? How do you learn to push through discomfort, fear and anxiety for the sake…

rejection
Faith & Life

6 Tips For When You Experience Low-Key Rejection

Whether it’s being blown off by a friend, not getting the job we applied for, or being left on “read”…

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Meaning of Suffering

Faith is a Gift: Following 4 Seminarians on Pilgrimage to Iraq

A few weeks ago, four seminarians from Michigan embarked on a pilgrimage to Iraq. Iraq may seem like an unusual…

Catholic Faith

Struggling to Feel Joy? Pope Benedict Identified One Unusual Reason Why

I sometimes think that Lent is a little easier to live out than Eastertide is, perhaps because we are so…

Fr. Walter Ciszek

Is God vindictive? Why inflict pain and suffering on those who follow him?

Day by day, I learned to experience in some measure the power of God as manifested in the mystery of…

Jacques Philippe

“The Christian life is a combat, a war without mercy”

Every Christian must be thoroughly convinced that his spiritual life can in no way be viewed as the quiet unfolding…

Henri Nouwen

“Where you are most human, most yourself, weakest, there Jesus lives.”

Where you are most human, most yourself, weakest, there Jesus lives.

St. Padre Pio

When You Feel Despised

“When you feel despised, imitate the kingfisher, who builds its nest on the masts of ships. That is to say,…

St. Teresa of Avila

Let Nothing Disturb You

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all…

St. Padre Pio

“You say you are anxious about the future…”

“You say you are anxious about the future, but don’t you know that the Lord is with you always and…

St. Faustina Kowalska

“When I see that the burden is beyond my strength…”

“When I see that the burden is beyond my strength, I do not consider or analyze it or probe into…

St. Augustine of Hippo

“We are Christians, and strangers on earth….”

“We are Christians and strangers on earth. Let none of us be frightened; our native land is not in this…