ROHC-6 – The Light at the End of the Tunnel – The Heart of Hope w/ Deacon James Keating Ph.D. – Discerning Hearts podcast

Heart of Hope Part 6 – Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?  Am I being punished?  Why do the innocent and faithful suffer?  Behold the wood of the cross. The core of redemptive suffering.

Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha

This extraordinarily popular series explores the work of suffering in the Christian life and how God can use it to transform the heart of the individual and the world.

The “Heart of Hope”  tackles a very tough subject…the gift of suffering in the Christian life.  Deacon Keating guides us well.

You can find other episodes in the Heart of Hope – Discerning Hearts series page


1 thought on “ROHC-6 – The Light at the End of the Tunnel – The Heart of Hope w/ Deacon James Keating Ph.D. – Discerning Hearts podcast”

  1. Hello Deacon Keating,

    I listened to your podcast for May 11 and felt that it applied to me personally. I converted to Catholicism in 2008, so I am still learning. I am suffering with PTSD which was finally diagnosed in June of last year. This condition is so isolating, and so little understood. I am in the care of a Catholic psychiatrist and a woman therapist who is Christian and familiar with treating my condition. I am deeply grateful to God to have found these two servants of God after several months of searching for help.

    I wanted to ask for your prayers. I have been unable to attend Mass thus far. My priest had been bringing communion to me, and hearing my confession, until two months ago. I have lost contact with him and am feeling abandoned. I have never been able to connect to anyone in my Parish because I had lost the desire for relationships after I was traumatized. So, I am one of those who is suffering with little support that you referred to in your Podcast.

    I want to try to reach out to my priest once again, but I am fearful. Please pray for me. I offer my suffering to Jesus and have prayed for healing, but I am growing weary as my faith slowly dies.


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