Providence and Vocation in “Father Stu”

Bishop Robert Barron

April 15, 2022

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Friends, Mark Wahlberg’s new film “Father Stu” is one of the most theologically interesting films to come out in a long time. It considers some of the thorniest and most puzzling themes in the sacred science, including the nature of vocation, the purpose of suffering in the divine plan, the role of supernatural agency, the dynamics of redemption, and perhaps most thoroughly, the mystery of God’s providence. In the course of this video, I would like to say just a few simple things about the first and last of those motifs.