Horror and Tragedy
These are lessons about intense, scary, terrifying, or extremely sad stories that help us understand some of the difficult issues in life that can shake our faith.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on May 30, 2012
What started out as a simple act of compassion has become a life’s work for Abebech Gobena, a woman from Ethiopia who is often referred to as “Africa’s Mother Theresa”. Let’s take a brief look at what this woman has accomplished. Abebech Gobena is a devout Christian. She was on a pilgrimage to […]
By Fr. Ernest Daly on December 28, 2011
Sadness and pain is not something we look forward to. But life brings plenty of it. So much so that when we are suffering we often ask where God is in all of it. This is a story of someone who is searching for an answer to that question in a beautiful way. The story […]
By Fr. Ernest Daly on October 8, 2011
The movie version of the Twilight series is reaching its end. This month the second-to-last installment of the movie version was released to theaters. The movie shows the marriage of the heroine Bella, the human girl, to her great love, Edward Cullen, the vampire. Fiction, yeah, but interesting. The movie also shows the pregnancy […]
By Alex Kubik on May 18, 2009
When the news broke last month that the captain of an American cargo ship had been captured by pirates, it is likely that many people didn’t realize how dangerous and terrifying that really was.
Written by Alex Kubik on May 18, 2009 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Horror and Tragedy | Keywords: christ, Church, courage, cross, good friday, hope, Life, Movie, Politics, suffering, tragedy, war | Leave a response
By Fr. Ernest Daly on December 12, 2008
Sometimes life brings tragedy. Pain and loss can surprise us, coming out of nowhere. In this lesson we will look at one tragedy that happened this past August. Even though this story is sad, it is a story that can help us.
By Fr. John Bartunek, LC on May 15, 2007
Ever since the Garden of Eden, the human heart has been a battleground between good and evil. In situations like the Virginia Tech massacre, we see how deeply evil tendencies can affect the human heart, and how much damage they can cause.
By Alex Kubik on April 15, 2007
Some official estimates say that 27 million people live in slavery worldwide today. Ten million are in India alone. In fact, there are more people in slavery today — in 2007 — than in any time in recorded history!
By Ellen Farrel on November 7, 2006
On October 2 a little after 10 a.m. Charles C. Roberts IV entered the 1 room school holding a 9mm handgun, and dismissed the boys and some adults with small children. Roberts bound the girls by the ankles and lined them up before the blackboard before barricading the doors…
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on June 7, 2006
On May 13th Zacarias Moussaoui was sent to the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” prison, where the most dangerous federal criminals are kept. He narrowly escaped the death sentence for plotting to kill Americans in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on April 5, 2006
A doubt can be powerful. The devil used it against Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He tried to make them doubt that God loved them. It worked. We’re paying for it. The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown, may not be as smart a hoax as the devil’s lie in the garden, but it has confused many people.
Written by Genevieve Yep-Pollack on April 5, 2006 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Horror and Tragedy, Music and Movies | Keywords: Actor, christ, Church, Dan Brown, DaVinci, History, hope, Movie, Pope | Leave a response