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Bishop Robert Barron2018
Our second reading this week, taken from Paul’s magnificent first letter to the Corinthians, has to do with a theme that has been central to my ministry and which, according to the last five popes, ought to be central to every baptized Christian: evangelization.
Why would an all-powerful and all-loving God allow his people to suffer so much? That's one of the oldest and most difficult theological questions. Our first reading from Job and our Gospel from Mark provide some fascinating answers.
St. Paul tells us in our second reading that preaching the Gospel is not a matter of choice for him; it is a compulsion, a necessity. In the homily for this week, I talk about St. Peter and St. Edmund Campion, two Christians who, 15 centuries apart, felt that same pressing obligation to proclaim Jesus Christ. Do we have it?