Tag Archives: Harold Kushner

The Joys of Doubting

When I was growing up Catholic, questioning aspects of my faith was frowned on, even at times suggested to be sinful. And yet at an early age I questioned, perhaps because of trying to make sense of early tragedies in … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on Prayer

Recently a friend who suffered a family tragedy some years ago shared with me the comment made to him by a priest. On the night of this tragic loss, the priest-friend came to the home and listened as my friend … Continue reading

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On Encountering God

I envy people who state they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I envy people who believe they talk with God. Such encounters I’m sure are life-changing. Have I had encounters with God? Indeed I have but they are … Continue reading

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On Suffering

My two sisters Linda and Patricia died of spina bifida, a disease that nowadays is treatable. My family beingĀ a stoic Irish Catholic one, I did not learn of their existence until I was 5 and found their names in the … Continue reading

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