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Articles in 'Heaven, Hell and Purgatory'
Young Pup Explains ‘James Bond Christians'
By Bill Dunn
In St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15, he discussed the heart of the Christian faith: belief in the Resurrection. Here are some thoughts on that passage, written over 20 years ago, in the final chapter of a little book by a naïve young pup.
This Year, Experiencing Death and Resurrection during Holy Week has become a Personal Reality
By Larry Peterson
Marty’s funeral was April 6th. Everything was perfect; the Mass, the music, the people, the cemetery and the traditional “fellowship” that followed. I arrived back home about 3:30 pm and headed to the dining room table. I looked around and the reality of the moment sent a shiver though my body. I realized I was alone…very alone. I began to cry (yes, men do cry).
Spiritual Solidarity Binds Us To Souls In Purgatory
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Just like gravity affects us whether we understand it or not, the Communion of Saints, the fellowship between the living and the dead, affects us whether we believe in it or not. There is a spiritual solidarity which literally binds us together.
Living With Only a Thin Veil Between Earth and Heaven
By Melanie Jean Juneau
I tend to rush through my daily duties like a solitary soul, disconnected from God and other people. However, I became aware that humans are actually intimately connected not just to God and the living but also to those who have died and are alive in Christ after recent encounters with birth, death, and dying.
Just do good and we'll find a meeting point
By De Maria
Have you read this in Scripture? Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Questions Answered: Contraception
By Kevin Noles
Recently I was brought into a post on a friend’s Facebook where questions were being asked about why Catholics believe that contraception is against God’s will. Most Protestants believe that it is just fine to contracept and that this is between God and the couple.
Who are your Heroes? 1,000 Years of Denigration
By Scott Pauline
The Pope Benedict some time ago chastised Christian parents for naming their children after modern celebrities. I was just thinking of what Alice Von Hildebrandt was remarking several years ago, how society's heroes have digressed over the last thousand years
When Tragedy Strikes All Too Soon……Mary's Intercession at Death's Door
By James Berkon
I think almost every person has experienced some tragedy like this. I remember one day in high schoo,l a girl walked past me sobbing, in tears. When a teacher asked what was wrong, her classmate responded, “Her friend just committed suicide.”
CS Lewis's The Great Divorce: Easter Reflections
By Dr. Lin Weeks Wilder
CS Lewis is an inexhaustible source of wisdom for me. Whether reading his science fiction, fantasy, or his imaginative meditations on our Lord, Heaven, Hell and the Christian life, I find each replete with gentle humor and clear-eyed truths.
The Good News of Easter: I Believe in The Resurrection of The Body and the Life of The World to Come
By Cynthia Trainque
"Jesus Christ is risen today -- Alleluia! Our triumphant holy day -- Alleluia!" Such is the message we sing today -- this day we call Easter. What makes this day "triumphant"?
As We Wait...
By Sr. Christina M. Neumann
On that first Good Friday night what a sad and lonely sight must have been seen in some room where mourners went to from the tomb.
The significance of the name Barabbas
By Elizabeth Hoyle
As Catholics, we know that names are important. We name our parishes, our schools, and our children after saints and notable figures from the bible. The significance of names is not strictly a Catholic thing, however. The ancient Jews and the Jews of Jesus’ day understood the importance of names.
Fortitude Sister of Prudence, Justice and Temperance
By Linda Kracht
The focus on fasting, almsgiving, self denial, and the penitential practices of Lent will soon give way — at least for most faithful Lenten observers — to the celebration of the greatest and oldest Christian Feast known as Easter.
False Teachings by a Site Called "A True Church"
By Kevin Noles
I was reading through the comments section of one of the articles awhile ago on here and a commentator left his (or maybe a preferred) website as their comment. They did not say anything other than leaving the site address, but I decided to have a look anyway.
By Richard Maffeo
Several decades ago former Beatle John Lennon wrote a song whose lyrics endure to this day. It is a tragic song. And deceptive, even devilish. They encourage the listener to imagine there is no heaven, or hell . . . and by implication, no God, no Jesus, no sin, and no eternal judgment.
The Theology of the Veil
By Forest Hempen
You are Either Catholic or Not!
By Lorrie McNickle
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
The Catholic Teachings On The Angels – Part 4: The Seven Archangels
By Alex Brittain
My Best Friend/ The Holy Spirit
By Ralph Hathaway