Posts Tagged ‘Suffering’

Revelation from a Memory Loss

Anthony is an electrical engineer from Vancouver. He has always been dedicated to his work, family and God. A few years ago, he suddenly lost his memory. What triggered his memory loss? How did he cope with this setback?
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 30

Jan 5, 2019 – Radio broadcast – Full episode

Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 5

Pope Francis: Jesus reminds us that his way is the way of love and sacrifice

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace suffering because it is through the suffering and death of Christ that his love is made known to us.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 7

How do we deal with sufferings?

How do we deal with sufferings? How do we handle the problem of pain? Our Gospel for this week reflection is a great place to see its solution on display.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 3

Pope Francis: To be a Christian means a new perspective – a gaze full of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that even when things look grim, there is always new hope found in Christ.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 23

Pope Francis: Jesus does not take the cross away from us, he carries it with us

(CNA/EWTN News) When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 12

Pope Francis: Even in the worst moments, the Lord is there

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 25

Suffering is “The Kiss of Jesus”

There is a loftiness to suffering for the kingdom of God that is somehow empowering and sustaining…
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 7

St. Maximilian Kolbe – Love and Hope in Auschwitz

During the Second World War, St. Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the German Gestapo and imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp. He volunteered to die for a fellow inmate. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how St. Maximilian Kolbe brought love and hope to those around him in the darkest place on earth.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 29

Why would an all loving God allow suffering to exist?

Redemption does not exempt us from suffering but suffering does provide us with benefits.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 9

Pope Francis prays for Italy earthquake victims: May Jesus console the broken-hearted

(CNA/EWTN News) Instead of giving the usual catechesis during his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis decided to postpone the speech, leading pilgrims in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the victims of an earthquake that rocked central Italy earlier that morning. “On hearing the news of the earthquake that has struck central Italy and which has devastated many areas and left many wounded, I cannot fail to express my heartfelt sorrow and spiritual closeness to all those present in the zones afflicted,” the Pope said August 24.
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 25

Pope Francis: Knowledge is empty unless it leads to love

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that just because someone is an expert in God’s law and a strict adherent to the rules doesn’t necessarily mean they know how to love and serve others. “It’s not automatic that whoever frequents the House of God and knows his mercy knows how to love their neighbor. It’s not automatic,” the Pope said April 27.
Publish date: 2016 - 4 - 28

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do things happen seemingly at random without cause?

Encountering the reality of suffering enables us to realize that God, who took upon Himself our sins and suffered for us, loves us in a way that surpasses all human understanding
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 28

Walking with you

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we invited one of the founders and a volunteer from "Walking With You Cancer Caring Group" to share with us the services they provide and how the group was established. Through support and care from the group, many cancer patients and their family and friends are able to share their experiences of fighting cancer along with their emotional needs, leaning on the Catholic faith as their pillar in life, offering their lives up to God.
Publish date: 2015 - 5 - 30

Why? Why suffering? Why me?

When I was told that there is no theoretical answer to human sufferings and miseries, honestly I was not only disappointed but I started to doubt and query my faith in God. When I read about Pope St. John Paul II’s apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris which addresses this question of suffering from a Christian understanding, […]
Publish date: 2015 - 2 - 6

His Yoke is Easy

After supporting her husband through a business crisis and a lawsuit, Juliana was diagnosed with leukemia. In the face of trials one after another, Juliana and Johnny trust God's guidance wholeheartedly.
Publish date: 2014 - 12 - 27

Prosperity as a Disease

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 19

Pope appeals for peace in Iraq, Gaza during Sunday angelus

(CNA/EWTN News) – After leading faithful in the Marian prayer, Pope Francis again urged prayers and international help for the current conflict in Iraq and Gaza, revealing that his personal envoy to Iraq will leave Monday. “Dear brothers and sisters: The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of people, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 13

The Final Journey

When we are faced with illness in ourselves or in our families, we often find ourselves ill-equipped to face the challenges that accompany such struggles. Fountain of Grace takes a closer look at Palliative Care, to see how it helps patients and their families understand the meaning of earthly life, while at the same time preparing them for eternal life.
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 5

Redemptive Suffering

“He that eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.” This passage in today’s Gospel was written that we do not bear malice towards those who injure us; but rebuke them and weep for them. For the subjects of weeping are not those who suffer, but they who do the wrong. Those […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 15

Pope Francis: John XXIII and John Paul II were not afraid to look upon the wounds of Jesus

(CNA) At the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 27), Pope Francis emphasized the importance of Christ’s suffering as a visible sign of divine love. “The wounds of Jesus are a scandal, a stumbling block for faith, yet they are also the test of faith. That […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 1

Pope Francis: God wins precisely in failure

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience address on April 16, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us. “This week, it will do good for us all to look […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 17

Not my will but yours be done!

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death.” (Phil 2:8) Have we ever contemplated what kind of sacrifice the Son of God offered to us by emptying Himself to be born in human likeness, taking the form of a slave? As Creator of all, He has […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 13

Live not in your grave

Fifth Sunday of Lent “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:8) Living according to the flesh is like living according to one’s will and desires, focusing on one’s needs rather than others’. When we are so self-centred, we are trapped within our own self, our grave, and we will die. Jesus […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 6