The Last Things
Does God really send people to Hell?
Hell is out of favor these days. Maybe that’s because of the rise in atheism, or the widespread belief that we are all basically good people and there is no such thing as sin.
Yet the Catholic Church continues to affirm that Hell exists and is a real possibility for each one of us.
But what is Hell? Does God send people there, or do we choose it ourselves?
Watch this short video for an artistic and insightful description of Hell:
How does the great poet Dante envision Satan?
What is the relationship between love, free will, and Hell?
God is love and his love is given to all his creation constantly. How do you receive and respond to God’s outpouring of love?
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What’s the goal of Christianity?
At the end of the day, what is religion all about anyway? What’s the goal of Christianity?
We live, we die. Is that all there is?
St. Paul didn’t think so. After receiving a vision of Heaven, he wrote: “Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, what God has prepared for those who love him.”