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Suffering: What Every Catholic Should Know

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Questions Covered: 

  • 11:42 - How do we alleviate suffering since we can’t totally get rid of it?
  • 23:51 - I’m a widow. It’s important to call out to God during suffering.
  • 32:39 - I’m in my 80’s and in constant pain. My wife constantly takes care of me daily and has embraced suffering daily.
  • 42:46 - How does suffering connect to the souls in purgatory? How can suffering bring us closer to God?
  • 51:18 - Can you expound on your comment that suffering is related to evil?
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