When Bad Things Happen

We all struggle at some time in our lives with the age-old problem of “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Rabbi Kushner’s book on the subject really messed me up during my twenties and for a long time it shut down my ability to pray to God. Had only someone pointed […]

God and the Problem of Suffering (part 2)

As Catholics we believe that God has revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ.  In Him we find the answer to our questions, including the question about the meaning of suffering.  What, then, does Christ have to teach us about suffering? The Gospels tell us that Christ suffered immensely, beyond anything that […]

Defining Yourself In Christ

Look at yourself – look at where your faith has led you. You’re pathetic. I wiped the tears from my face and stared at the wooden tabernacle again. “Jesus, please, it’s too much.” Why do you do this, Tori? the voice in my head asked me, There’s no point in continuing like this – who […]

God and the Problem of Suffering (part 1)

One of the few things of which we can be certain is that sooner or later in life we will have to suffer.  Mankind has always questioned what the meaning or purpose of suffering is and has, at times, wondered if it even has a purpose.  Many people have tried to use the reality of […]