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What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

Denver, Colo., Dec 23, 2017 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “There will be saints among the children.” So said St. Pius X, when he lowered the age that children could receive their First Holy Communion. Previously, children had to be 10 or 12, now they are typically […]

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‘I find God in suffering’: The gripping life and death of Kayla Mueller

Madrid, Spain, May 1, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Kayla Mueller, the young human rights activist who was killed earlier this year while being held hostage by ISIS, was a woman of faith with a heart full of compassion toward those who suffered, her parents say. […]

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Cardinal George praised at funeral for faith, conviction, courage in suffering

Chicago, Ill., Apr 23, 2015 / 01:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George received everything good from God and these gifts must now be passed on by those who mourn him, said the homilist at his funeral on Thursday. “The cardinal’s faith was simple, direct, without […]

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In Ukraine, Churches confront fearsome suffering

Kyiv, Ukraine, Apr 2, 2015 / 04:10 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Bishop Bronislaw Bernacki of Odessa-Simferopol was stunned by the Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine. “No one expected that another war would be carried out on European soil […]

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Abandonment is the greatest suffering of the elderly, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 5, 2015 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Thursday that when it comes to caring for the elderly, palliative care is necessary because it counters a mentality of utility that often leaves elderly persons marginalized and alone. “Abandonment is the most serious […]

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A heated debate: Is killing an acceptable end to human suffering?

Boulder, Colo., Feb 5, 2015 / 06:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two worlds collided when scholars with opposite viewpoints met in Boulder, Colorado to debate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.   “We have a right to look at the proper response to someone who wants to commit suicide. […]

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Suffering in Sierra Leone, hard-hit by Ebola, reminds bishop of civil war years

Kenema, Sierra Leone, Jan 22, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- From providing spiritual support to ensuring preventive care, the Diocese of Kenema in the eastern part of Sierra Leone is deeply involved in the country’s fight against the Ebola virus. This vital […]

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What Pope Francis learned from homeless girl: ‘Cry with the suffering!’

Manila, Philippines, Jan 17, 2015 / 09:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis praised Filipino former homeless girl Glyzelle Palomar for asking why God allows children to suffer, saying her tearful question shows that Christians must “learn how to weep.” The 12-year-old Glyzelle burst into tears as she […]

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Beauty in suffering: How one woman is fighting the stigma of therapy

San Diego, Calif., Jan 4, 2015 / 08:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time. She knew something was wrong, and she knew she needed help. But she didn’t know if she wanted to revisit the ghosts of her […]

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For terminally-ill seminarian, a life with suffering is not void of dignity

Raleigh, N.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 05:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A seminarian is looking forward to his ordination to the diaconate this spring and the priesthood a year later, even though he was given roughly a year and a half to live back in 2008. Phillip Johnson, […]

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