Category Archives: Suffering

The Hollowing of Grief

Dad died suddenly just after 2 am on July 4th. Grief, I am learning, is an odd emotional state to be in. The moment that I saw Dad on the floor, I knew that he was gone. In that moment … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016 and good riddance

Well 2016 was a heck of a year. The elections primary and general were just plain weird. I was a #never Hillary and #never Trump voter.  Our ruling class has descended to the bottom of the sewer. Along with our … Continue reading

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Embracing the Heavy Cross of Infertility

Carolyn and Sean Savage were in the news several months ago, because of a  heart breaking mistake. They underwent IVF treatment, and the embryos of another couple were implanted instead of theirs.  You can read about their story here. Well … Continue reading

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Offer Up Suffering

Elizabeth Scalia, the Anchoress, as a post up on the  Christian virtue of suffering for the good of others. She calls it A Theology of Expansive Love. Human suffering is one of life’s great mysteries. It is often a stumbling … Continue reading

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God of the Schizophrenic

David Weiss was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in the spring of  2005.  He wrote a piece for Christianity Today that is both heartbreaking and inspiring. I can relate to David encountering God through his pain and suffering.  But … Continue reading

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Refusing to suffer is refusing to live.

If God is all good and all loving and all merciful, why does he allow suffering and evil? This question is often asked in the RCIA. It is not easy to answer people who are discerning Catholicism especially for those … Continue reading

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Why Do we Suffer?

Too often the problem is a deal breaker for people searching for God. Peter Kreeft, one of the few real Catholic professors at Boston University, dissects the problem of  evil (H/T Deacon Greg Kandra): There are four parts to the … Continue reading

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Stumbling Block to Faith

The hardest question for people of faith to answer is, if there is a all powerful, loving, and merciful God why does He allow evil and suffering to exist?  How do we answer this legitimate question in a way that … Continue reading

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