I have thought about this question many times before and have never managed to get a clear answer in my own mind, so I ask it here now.
We have all heard as Catholics (and I assume it is Catholic teaching, although I would need to look into it), that each soul is willed and created by God. However my question is this: If it is the case that God foresees, wills and causes the creation of each individual human being, body and soul, what about those circumstances whereby a child is born by evil means? I mean rape, IVF, etc.? If God didn’t want the act to occur, for e.g, the rape, then how could the child that is conceived be willed by God?
I assume one of the arguments is that God willed the child and not the act, in other words God foresaw that the rape would occur, and, while not desiring that act, allowed some good to come from that evil, i.e a child. I don’t know how well that arguments sits with me, though.
All thoughts and answers appreciated. Thanks.