Category Archives: The Catechism Explained

Why does God allow suffering?

Man can suffer in body or soul or both. The apostles, when they were scourged (Acts 5:41), suffered in body; Judas, when he threw down the pieces of silver in the Temple, suffered in his soul. Holy Job suffered in both. Suffering is either merited or unmerited. The sufferings of the prodigal son were merited, […]