Someone asked me this question and I am trying to evangelize, but want to give a good response and need help.
These links should be helpful for understanding why bad things happen to innocent people and how God’s love is present through tragedy. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
*]Why does a loving God allow children to suffer and die?
*] Why Bad Things Happen to a Good God by Fr. John Dowling
*] Why did God allow the Asian earthquake?
*] [God is Love]
*] How big of a role does free will actually play?
*] What is the Church’s teaching on God’s plan for everyone?
*] What is the interplay of Free Will, random chance, and root causes?