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Tag Archive for ‘suffering’

Alleviation

Came to work on Sunday last to find out that Jerome had a slip the night before; at about 8PM. I was surprised to hear about it so late, sense I am supposed to be notified immediately if such an occurrence happens. So I figured that since it was a turned ankle, the nurse assistant […]

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Ever higher up and deeper in

“Today, during Mass, I saw the Lord Jesus in the midst of His sufferings, as though dying on the cross. He said to me, “My daughter, meditate frequently on the sufferings which I have undergone for your sake, and then nothing of what you suffer for Me will seem great to you. You please Me […]

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In this world, there is always a price to pay

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh Emily is one of the presenters for this weekends retreat. As we were talking over the […]

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Christians in the Middle East: ‘it’s nothing short of genocide’

A Statement by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “Lord Jesus Christ.” These three whispered words rose above the sound of the surf to overcome death, as 21 Coptic Christians – brothers as dear to us as our own family – knelt in the sand before the executioner’s sword. The […]

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Padre Pio’s Mysterious Encounters with Souls from Purgatory

God chose Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to reveal the supernatural life to our tepid era. His supernatural interior life was made visible through his immense suffering and his well-known stigmata. As we move into November and pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, we do well to recall a few encounters of Padre Pio with the souls […]

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What Can I Do About My Anxiety?

We live in a dangerous world with real problems and real suffering. There are bills that need to be paid, mouths that need to be fed and pain that cannot simply be wished away. On top of that, telling someone “don’t worry” is the emotional equivalent of telling a person not to think about pink […]

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Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

Washington D.C., May 13, 2015 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having lost their homes, their heritage and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned by earthly powers, but their faith in God has only grown, an Iraqi nun told members of Congress May 13. The faith of homeless Iraqi […]

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The suffering need compassion, not suicide by drugs

Sydney, Australia, Apr 16, 2015 / 02:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Euthanasia isn’t what the suffering and dying really need, said Australia’s Catholic bishops. “Suicide is always a tragedy, and all people who are confronted by their mortality, whether or not they are mentally or physically ill, deserve our help and compassion, not a lethal dose,” […]

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Documentary forces Britons to confront the plight of the suffering Church

Catholic Herald.UK: Back in 2009 I visited Maaloula, which featured in last night’s BBC documentary Kill the Christians. It’s a beautiful and ancient city 40 miles north of Damascus. There we heard Mass said in the language of Jesus Christ, in one of only two or three places where Aramaic is still spoken as an every […]

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Tuesday of Holy Week

There is an inner coldness, A deep emptiness that comes upon me this time of the year, Perhaps it is the radiating darkness From the occupied tomb of Holy Saturday, An ending known, The ending of us all A tomb waiting after our own passion, Ending in the bleakness of death. Beyond that day of […]

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