Science Says Suffering and the Cross Can Help Growth and Development

Science Says Suffering and the Cross Can Help Growth and Development

Everyone knows about those who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This condition develops when a person witnesses or experiences a shocking, terrifying, or dangerous event. The traumatic experience triggers nervous disorders, which often require prolonged treatment. From a Christian perspective, this disorder is one of life’s big crosses that people must bear with resignation … Read more

How Bravely Embracing Suffering Can Lead to Joy

In Virgil’s Roman epic poem, The Aeneid, there is a famous scene when a terrible storm washes up the protagonist Aeneas and his men on the shores of Carthage. The crew is bruised, battered and discouraged by its misfortunes. The men are tempted to give up. Aeneas encourages them, concluding with one of the epic’s … Read more

Beyond Spoiled: Introducing the ‘Squishy Generation’

There have always been parents who spare the rod and spoil the child. However, today’s hyper-protective parents have thrown away the rod of any punishment and taken the coddling of children to dangerous new levels. The Spanish daily El Mundo carried an article on the disastrous effects of this upbringing on children. The author, Berta … Read more

How Suffering Can Make America Spiritually Great

I first saw him on Twitter and was touched by his messages. I still don’t know that much about him. In the fast world of social media, there is hardly time to read anything. However, I believe people like him represent the future of America. The first thing to report is that he is a … Read more

Restoration of Order at Queen of Peace after Fire Bombing

Parishioners of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida, were met with a disturbing scene as they arrived for Mass on the morning of Saturday, July 11, 2020. Police cars blocked the entrance, and the parking lot was chock full of fire trucks with flashing lights. Their beloved church was the target for an … Read more

Amid Coronavirus Trials, Think of Heavenly Things

In times of great suffering like ours, it does us good to think about heavenly things. Such considerations are constant reminders that our greatest concerns should be our union with God in this world and the next. Indeed, in times past, people commonly raised their hearts to Heaven, which made all their woes seem small. … Read more