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Articles in 'Heaven, Hell and Purgatory'
Go to Heaven. Go directly to Heaven. Do not pass GO. Do not ...
By Victor S E Moubarak
One day a priest approached the lectern on Sunday and asked: "Raise your hands if you are going to Heaven!"
By E.M. Wilson
When I was a teacher on my first ever teaching assignment (on the payroll and not as a student teacher) I had an obstinate little child whose name was a derivative from the name Eve, an irony which I appreciated, since I was teaching preschoolers at a Catholic school.
Please Pray for My Dear Mother
By Alan Scott
Many of you may be aware from my Facebook page that my mother suffered a terrible stroke on December 28th. Currently she has been left with the inability to swallow (leaving her on a feeding tube), and is also unable to speak, read, or communicate and is often in pain.
Does The Catholic Church Believe in Ghosts?
By Starla Hester
Everyone wonders from time to time if a ghost may be in their presence. Some of us hope to catch a glimpse of one of our loved ones that have passed on. We want to know that they are okay. But as Catholics, should we believe in ghosts on earth? We hear of real life ghost interactions all the time on television and in books, but are they real? And if they are real, are they good?
Loving Through a Loss
By David R. Myers
A few days before Christmas, I lost my beloved friend of 15 ½ years. Eamon was a black and white cat I took off the street. We lived together in four (4) different places. When I took him in, I was living in a 547-sq-ft apartment. I subsequently moved to a second apartment with double that space, and then a third with a little more space,
No One Should Die Alone
By Dan Goddu
My Uncle Marcel was my mother's only sibling. He earned three degrees, was a member of the US Peace Corps in the early 1960s serving in the Philippines, was a tenured Associate Professor of Biology, and upon his retirement, was named professor Emeritus.
What if St. Paul encountered Christ, but then didn't follow Him?
By Trish Irvine
Too often, I assume that the saints would, naturally, follow God's will in their lives. I mistakenly believe that it was easy for them--of course they responded correctly, they are saints.
Faith alone is faith in oneself
By De Maria
On my virtual walk through the internet, I met a fellow with whom I had a discussion about salvation. He is one of those who always asks, "Are you saved?" And then extolls the value of the false doctrine of faith alone. At one point, he said this to me. Faith in works to obtain salvation is not faith in Christ.
Can a Saint sin?
By De Maria
Recently, someone on the internet said that once a man is justified, he becomes a saint and can no longer sin willfully. This is a Reformed doctrine which comes from a misunderstanding of St. Paul's Teaching that salvation is "not by works." But that is all it is, a misunderstanding.
By Barbara Golder
It’s best not to issue a challenge to a class of bright people. It has a way of ricocheting. I recently posted a series of questions for my RCIA class that included a list of Biblical personages with the query: who are these people, what did they do and what does it teach us as Catholics. One smarty-pants asked for answers.
Ideas for New Year's Resolutions
By De Maria
How about, studying the Catechism? It's free, simple and effective. You get one email a day (MON-FRI) and cover the entire catechism in a year!
A New Years Resolution Worth Keeping
By Alan Scott
It’s that time of year again. Time to make New Year’s resolutions.
On Death and Dying
By Mallory Hoffman
I'm going to assume that I am alone in wondering about this. Carrie Fischer died recently, and she was one of many celebrities who have died this year. People are dredging themselves in sorrow about the loss of these talented and not so talented artists claiming that 2016 has been a horrible year because of these deaths.
What Will Our Heavenly Bodies Look Like?
By Bill Dunn
The Holy Scriptures, along with Church Tradition, clearly teach that when (or if?) we get to Heaven, we will not be pure spirits like the angels. We will have bodies. Our earthly bodies will be resurrected, with all the decay of death completely removed.
Do You Believe This?
By Charlie Johnston
The promise of eternal life, and a reason for sufferings. These are the themes of John 11, they really deserve an entire book, and not just an online 2000 word post, but as one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible I felt like giving it a go here.
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
Eight Things to Love About the Catholic Church -- Part III: Why We Love Mary
By Cynthia Trainque
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message January 2, 2017
By Kathy Lamb
I Must Stay Home from Mass
By Helen Losse
The Church is the Final Age, but...
By Scott Pauline