The Interior and Exterior Consequences of Original Sin
What effects are left by original sin? These are both the interior and exterior consequences of original sin and how we can overcome them.
Why Does God Allow Evil in the World?
Why does god allow evil in the world? Here, we will flesh out one of the most common answers to this question, unpacking it point by point.
A Catechesis for 'God Butchers': The Metaphysics of Time and Eternity
Author Matthew Tsakanikas discusses fighting the new atheism—'God Butchers'—in the wake of suffering, darkness, and pain.
Fr. Spitzer on How to Pray for Your Enemies and Forgive
Jesus mentions forgiveness more often than any other injunction in the New Testament. Fr. Spitzer shares the power in a prayer for your enemies.
Angry with God? Here's Fr. Spitzer's Advice on How to Overcome Anger
In this clip from Fr. Spitzer’s Universe, a viewer asks Fr. Spitzer if it is okay to ever be angry with God.
A Reminder of the Opportunities in Suffering
With Christ, we can put our suffering to work for us and the world—and find opportunities to grow in virtue and to grow the church as a whole.
Feeling a Bit Like Job? Why Good People Suffer
Why did the just man Job find himself in terrible suffering? This is the question that those of us trying to be good ask when suffering afflicts us.
What Friendship Has Taught Me about Redemptive Suffering
I can assist friends in attaining eternal life by uniting my suffering to the redemptive suffering of Christ—this is the mystery of redemptive suffering.
The Spiritual Meaning of Depression (Analysis and Resources)
Since a person is both body and soul, it is possible to have a spiritual meaning of depression as well as just a physical meaning.
Fr. Spitzer's Prayers in Times of Suffering, Trial, and Anxiety
Here are some of Fr. Spitzer's favorite spontaneous prayers for times of trial, suffering, and anxiety. Also download a free sheet of spontaneous prayers.
Why Does God Allow Suffering?
In view of God's unconditional love and His redemption of suffering, one might ask, why would God have allowed suffering to occur in the first place?
Fr. Spitzer on Living Well with a Disability
In this clip from Father Spitzer's Universe, Fr. Spitzer addresses how he lives well with his own disability.