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"Meaning of Suffering"

Heart surgery
Faith & Life

A Young Adult Shares Her Powerful and Beautiful Testimony About Emotional Healing After Heart Surgery

Growing up, I ticked of all the ‘weird kid’ qualities. Bookworm? tick.  Shy Catholic girl? Big tick. Facial scarring? Tick….

Austin Hatch catholic miracle u of m basketball player
Faith & Life

Austin Hatch Is A Living Miracle And His Advice To College Grads Is Going Viral

If you’re not yet familiar with the story of Austin Hatch, you will be. This young man is on the…

catholic saints who did not suffer, face trials, experience temptation
Catholic Faith

A List Of Saints Who Never Suffered, Faced Trials, Or Experienced Temptation

The most comprehensive List Of Saints Who Never Suffered, Faced Trials, Or Experienced Temptation. Ask the Saints to interceded for…

catholic answer to suffering and pain
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…

Suffering Francisco Gonzalez Unsplash
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…

Hopsin rage wrestling with God
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…

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…