Tag: Suffering

Dependent

Shortly after my wife had given birth to our first son, I held my little boy and was immediately struck by his helplessness.  Before that moment, I may have had some idea of how dependent a child is on others, but it became very real when my wife handed him to me on that sweltering […]

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“The sufferings caused by chronic or terminal illness … cry out for our compassion, a word whose root meaning is to ‘suffer with’ another person. True compassion alleviates suffering while maintaining solidarity with those who suffer. It does not put lethal drugs in their hands and abandon them.” USCCB, “To Live Each Day with Dignity: […]

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“Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new.”   USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 2017-2018 Respect Life Reflection, www.usccb.org/be-not-afraid  

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“Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new.”   USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 2017-2018 Respect Life Reflection, www.usccb.org/be-not-afraid  

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December 23rd “To couples who cannot have children of their own, you are no less loved by God; your love for each other is complete and fruitful when it is open to others.”   Pope Saint John Paul II, February 13, 1982 Homily. © 1982 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission. www.goo.gl/jLDs4e  

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April 14th “When battered by life’s storms, or immersed in a dense fog of suffering and uncertainty, we may feel alone and unequipped to handle the circumstances. Yet with words that echo through thousands of years into the corners of our hearts, the Lord says to us, ‘Do not fear: I am with you’ (Isaiah […]

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Word of Life for April 5, 2020

“Like us, Christ entered the world through the womb of a woman. He willingly experienced the fullness of human suffering. He breathed his last on the Cross at Calvary in order that He might save us. Therefore, ‘God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and […]

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