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"On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering"
of Pope John Paul II
Deepen your intimacy with Christ
and find the redemptive value of suffering.
course covers in six lessons:
the Christian perspective of human suffering
was glad to suffer for our sins
how to make our own suffering meaningful by uniting it co-redemptively
to the Cross of Christ
how to discern when our suffering should end
what to do about the sufferings of others
Scholarships are available for those who are unable to pay
READING MATERIALS FOR CLASS:
Each lesson gives you a portion of the Church document, Salvifici Doloris.
Below is a list of options for obtaining this material:
- On this
- Download the Windows
file (warning! this is a 20-page print-out). HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT: Place
your mouse pointer over its link and right-click your mouse to open
the Windows dialog box, then choose "Save target as..." and
save it in your "My Documents" folder (or wherever you want
to keep it).
Method (much easier to use!)
You can buy it at your local Catholic book store or order it online from The Catholic Company (we provide this link as a courtesy to you, not as an endorsement of this company).
You can get an idea of Terry's perspective on the Church's teachings about
suffering by reading her WordBytes on the topic (see links to them in
the left column). Terry is the author of the daily Good News Reflections and has been teaching parish seminars on the Catholic
Catechism and Church documents since 1994.
converted to Catholicism in 1977, at which time she began to study official
Church teachings in order to understand and dig deep into her new faith.
Always involved in her parishes, she gained a reputation for inspirational
teaching and spiritual leadership in Adult Religious Education, prayer
groups, Parish Council, and as diocesan staff writer. She was certified
by the Diocese of Trenton, NJ, in Pastoral Administration and by the Lay
Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida.
how the Good News Digital Classroom works:
Since you are signing up for a self-study course, after you register,
you will be given the webpage where the course begins and a password to
access it. There are theological reflection questions throughout. If you'd like, you may share your answers to the questions and your insights or other commentary, and read what others have written, at the Good News Digital Classroom discussion forum.
You have a month to complete the course before your password expires. If you need more time, you may request an extension.
At the end of the course, if you have posted your homework assignments, you may request an emailed certificate that acknowledges successful completion of the course. This is useful for those who need continuing education for their work as catechists or in other ministries.
Cloverdale College awards 3 undergraduate credit hours for this course towards their Bachelor of Religious Education and Bachelor of Theology degrees.
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