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Meaning of Suffering

5 Ways to be Mad at God & to Open Up to Him in Prayer

I frequently get mad at God (maybe more than I should?… I don’t know whether there’s a reasonable limit to…

persecution
God & Mystery of Evil

Are You Prepared to Face Persecution? A Thought Experiment (Especially for Catechists!)

Did you ever wish that the The Sound of Music was real? The heroes /heroines, the nuns saving lives, the…

Job
God & Mystery of Evil

6 Spiritual Lessons I Learned From the Book of Job

If you haven’t read this Old Testament book, you’ve missed out on a major part of the Jewish spiritual understanding…

Meaning of Suffering

What Do the Lamp, the Oil, and Sleepiness Symbolize in the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

For those who have had the experience of keeping watch over a sick person through the night, especially if it…

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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…

G.K. Chesterton

When you choose anything, you reject everything else.

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense every…

Conrad Baars

Unaffirmed People are Like Prisoners Waiting For Someone to Free Them

Unaffirmed individuals, on the contrary, can be said to have been born only once; their second or psychological birth never…

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…