Category: Suffering

John Paul II: The Light Always Wins

“For John Paul II, the beginning and the end were similar in that they were defined by difficulty and trial. In the midst of so much hardship and pain, he was looked upon as a beacon of hope.” – Thomas Griffin

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Take Up Your Cross

“Like Naaman, I was overlooking the simple, everyday things the Lord was asking me to do as ‘not enough.’I was looking for some big, grandiose suffering instead.” – Sarah Yurgelaitis

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Fixing vs. Facing

“It is only when we face the fuller depths of our humanity – in all its beauty and brokenness – that we can die with Christ and rise with him.” -Fr. Derek Sakowski

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The Lie of Lack

“The Opposition Voice always wishes to deny Gift by highlighting what we don’t have, what is missing, what we think we need. When we find an empty space in our hearts or in our lives, we submit to the greater lie—that we are abandoned, unloved, unlovable—and that we never can or will be filled.” – Grace Abruzzo 

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Pain

“Running from pain causes us to develop internal coping mechanisms that atrophy our souls and wear at unsuspecting parts of our spirits.” – Megan Hjelmstad

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Waking Up

“What exactly is the New Testament exhorting us to wake up from? Essentially it is any life or any part of our life, that does not have God at its center.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Why All People Suffer

Suffering is an intrinsic part of God’s plan for mankind and it has four tasks to lead men from sin to salvation. What are they?

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July 26, 1942

“Since the Catholic bishops have interfered in something that does not concern them, deportation of all Catholic Jews will be speeded up and completed within the coming week,” wrote the Commanding Officer of Security Police.  “No appeals for clemency shall be considered.”

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