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"Meaning of Suffering"

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Catholic Media

Does God See My Pain? The Question That Holy Week Answers

“One of life’s greatest scandals is pain.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen In the midst of pain and suffering, it can…

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Lent

Suffering Doesn’t Always Make Sense, But Embracing it Could Save Lives

One of the things we say when referring to Jesus, is that we call Him our Redeemer. We do this…

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Apologetics

A Catholic’s Response to Rapper Hopsin’s Viral Rejection of Christianity

One of the most “thumbed-up” comments for this video reads: “18k priests disliked this video.” Given the cursing, vulgarity, and…

mad at God
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…

Jacques Philippe

How Are Spiritual Trials Beneficial? Fr. Jacques Philippe Responds!

[Spiritual trials] are beneficial, because they lead us to locate our identity where it truly belongs. The experience can be…

St. Faustina Kowalska

The Grace of Suffering: “Through suffering the soul becomes like the Savior”

Suffering is a great grace; through suffering the soul becomes like the Savior; in suffering love becomes crystallized; the greater…

Henri Nouwen

Jesus Entered Jerusalem like a Clown in a Parade to Teach us a Lesson about Easy Victories

I am less likely to deny my suffering when I learn how God uses it to mold me and draw…

Henri Nouwen

Healing Means Taking Our Pain Out of its Diabolic Isolation (Quote)

I realized that healing begins with our taking our pain out of its diabolic isolation and seeing that whatever we…

St. Francis de Sales

Do You Look Forward To Trials And Crosses With Fear? | St. Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life and fear. Rather, look to them with full…

St. John Chyrsostom

During Mass “Are you not lifted up to heaven?”

When you see the Lord immolated and lying upon the altar, and the priest bent over that sacrifice praying, and…

St. John Chyrsostom

Why The Husband And Wife Should Be Similar To The Hand And The Eye According To St. John Chrysostom

The husband and wife should be similar to the hand and the eye. When the hand hurts, the eyes should…

St. Ambrose of Milan

He Alone Can Take All Sorrow Away From My Heart | Quote by St. Ambrose

I have found a Physician who dwells in heaven, but who distributes his medicine on earth. He alone can cure…