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S+L BLOG: suffering

In this video, Fr. Rob Galea addresses the often-asked question ‘Why does God allow suffering?’ Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
At 6:00 pm on the evening of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord at the Vatican, Pope Francis presided in the Vatican Basilica at the Prayer vigil for all those in need of consolation. The vigil began with three testimonies alternated with biblical readings, and the lighting of a candle each time before the shrine of ...read more
Written by Sr. Nuala Kenny, SC, MD, OC, FRCP Sr. Nuala Kenny is a Sister of Charity of Halifax, Medical Doctor, ethicist and author. See her previous interview with Salt and Light Television.  “For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of  feeling our weakness with us; but we ...read more
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B – March 22, 2015 The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B) invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the model priest of suffering, compassion, and human solidarity. First, let us consider John’s Gospel story from Chapter 12 — a fitting climax to Jesus’ public ministry. It is the ...read more
In part 1 we looked at fasting and abstinence and in part 2 we looked at the meaning of suffering. Today, let me share with you something I like to do as part of my prayer (and we all know that Lent is a time to re-focus our prayer life.) I love Scripture. I take to heart ...read more
Now that in part 1 we’ve taken care of questions regarding fasting and abstinence, let’s focus on the meaning of Lent. We all know that Lent is the 40 days leading us to Easter. But what really is Lent?  Why are penance and suffering associated with Lent? What is the value of suffering? Let me tell ...read more