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By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News, June 2, 2022

Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the great mysteries to believer and nonbeliever alike is that of evil and suffering. If there is a God who is omnipotent and omniscient, how can he tolerate evil, injustice and the suffering of the innocent? Where is God when there are shootings in a school in Uvalde, Texas, a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, a church in Los Angeles, or when, during a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, participants are brutally mowed down by an irate man in a SUV? Where is God when a woman or young girl is raped, an elderly person is assaulted, an infant is aborted, when genocide is committed, or when evil men hatch their plots? Why did God even conceive the evil ones and allow them to be born? Add to this the many natural disasters that occur in the world. Where is God, and why does he allow comparatively innocent people, even children, to suffer so? …

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