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.

Winning Against Satan

Winning Against Satan

“But praise be to Jesus, for I defended myself by saying to him repeatedly: “your wounds are my merit.” St. Pio knew that the Devil was more afraid than he was , and was frustrated that this holy priest was saving many souls by prayer and hard work in the Confessional. Holiness scares the Devil.

Darfur: A “Responsibility to Protect”

Darfur: A “Responsibility to Protect”

At the Christmas Midnight Mass this past December, Pope John Paul II made a special petition to the Child Jesus for peace on earth. In particular, he mentioned an area where millions of people are suffering, the Darfur region in Africa, in a situation that the United States has called a genocide. This lesson examines the background of this humanitarian crisis, the response and responsibility of the Church and the world, and the challenges faced in providing assistance and achieving long term solutions.

The Tsunami Tradgedy

The Tsunami Tradgedy

The recent disaster in South Asia shows us that many times science does not have the all the answers. Tragedies like this create deeper questions in us. After the waves of the Tsunami caused record-breaking devastation around the shores of the Indian Ocean, many people turned not to science but to God to ask, “Why?”…