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The Ineffable Mystery of God

March 21, 2014
Get ready to be schooled. In Episode 3, The Ineffable Mystery of God, of Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series, we learn all about the nature of God, or put more precisely: how little we can know of God.  I realize that sounds contradictory, but as Fr. Barron presents the classical Christian arguments for the existence of God, what becomes apparent is that whatever we may say about God, God is always beyond human comprehension. The minute we think we've got a grasp of who or what God is, we have it wrong. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this week’s episode is when Fr. Barron addresses the age-old problem of the existence of evil.  Namely, why does evil exist if God is infinitely good? This question is revisited in light of the Holocaust and prompts deep reflection on the topic.
So get ready to sit down with a notepad and pen for all this and much more on this week’s episode of Catholicism, Sundays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
Above The Tetragrammaton YHWH, the name of God written in Hebrew, old church Ragunda, Sweden. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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