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Suffering

Need some encouragement in your difficulties? Willa Cather can help

'Death Comes for the Archbishop' is a helpful illustration of how and why we are allowed to go through hardship.

Reasons to be thankful for the Cross

As Bob Dylan put it, “People who suffer together have stronger connections than people who are most content.”

RIP: Cardinal who gave JPII last rites and his left hand (What a story!)

Cardinal Marian Jaworski died this month at the age of 94. His life was intimately connected to that of John Paul II.

How one family is coping with their father’s death from the coronavirus

In the face of immense suffering, this mother finds strength and hope in Christ and His promise of eternal life.

“I forgive the person who caused the death of my only son”

A letter she received while in Medjugorje helped Minerva Tannouri finally move through her grief.

Bishop Barron: What I learned talking with thousands of skeptics on Reddit

The LA bishop is the 2nd most popular "ask me anything" of the year, after Bill Gates and before Bernie Sanders.

For each wound suffered, there’s a gift: Ask Jesus to reveal yours this season

It's advice that comes across almost as insulting and cruel, and yet, it works ...

Over 600 now missing in California wildfires

Catholic Charities comes to the aid of victims of most destructive fire in state’s history

How to be a “spiritual mother” whether you have kids or not

The world needs women in this role just as much as it needs biological mothers.

My loved one is dying but not ready for hospice — what now?

Palliative care can ease the suffering of the terminally ill, but it should be a standard, not a luxury.

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