The Essence of Happiness; Why Religion Matters, Why Be Catholic, Life Everlasting 11.20.19

  • Fr. Robert Spitzer: Finding meaning in the universe, purpose in your life; the constant pursuit of happiness (and results of failure to find it); why religion? why be Catholic? ‘why doesn’t God answer urgent prayers and prevent tragedies?’; suffering and our path to heaven; ‘The Essence of Things’
  • Caller: Anna, if we complain about our suffering, do we miss the chance to offer it up? God will give us insights into suffering. Be a witness to how you deal with your own suffering.
  • Caller: Marie, shares a Christmas letter her daughter wrote to Santa — a Christmas wish to heal Father Spitzer’s blindness.
  • Caller: Joanne, asks if we can offer past suffering.