“Jacques’ agony remained until his execution in the early morning of Oct. 1, 1957. So did his joy.”
We cannot know what the next 12 months will bring, but one truth is certain: If you’re reading these words, then 2021 has arrived and brought you with it.
“How could we possibly find God in the suffering of separation, especially in a season that for many us is often spent in closeness with others?”
“‘The Way of Suffering’ begins at the beginning, with our broken world.” The editors stress: “Be patient and choose love, forgiveness, gratitude and kindness. Miracles will happen again.”
Catholic leaders say Lent during a pandemic can offer the faithful extra time to pray and reflect during the season leading to Easter.
Fear is a natural and useful emotion, but it can become a prison master and tyrant.
They say we never really know the private suffering of others. Some crosses are visual, many hidden.
During Pope Francis’ visit to Madagascar, he said God’s plan for humanity involves community, mutual support, sharing and caring for each other and for the earth.