The Gospel Of Suffering


In this talk, Tim demonstrates the profound meaning of suffering and its relationship to a Catholic and biblical understanding of justification. As Tim explains, “Jesus did not suffer and die on the cross so that we do not have to; He suffered and died on the cross so that our suffering and death can be made salvific in him.” One of the many unfortunate by products of the so-called “material principle of the Reformation,” “sola fide,” is this loss of understanding of the role of suffering in the life of Christians. This talk not only gives you the theology of salvation from a Catholic perspective, but it will touch your heart as Tim shows how the Catholic understanding of suffering brings hope and a sense of purpose to the darkest moments in the lives of Christian men and women.


Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during...