Heaven and Hell are not places

Backyard Theology in Orange County by Fr. Felix Just

The following comes from a July 18 story by Kimberly Porrazzo in the Orange County Catholic. It’s been hot outside. Some would say it’s been hot as hell. But how do we know hell is hot? And where, exactly, is hell anyway? I was curious what Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., and executive director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality, had to say about the subject so I attended … [Read more...]

Jesus warned frequently about hell

Msgr. Charles Pope: "No 'heresy' of our day is more widespread or pernicious than the denial of hell, its existence, and its sad frequency"

Many people today put Hell in opposition to the love of God, but Jesus combines them. Here is an important truth: No one loves you more than Jesus Christ, yet no one spoke of or taught on Hell and Judgment more than He did. He gave warning after warning and told parable after parable, practically shouting about judgment and the reality of Hell. No “heresy” of our day is more … [Read more...]

Cardinal Francis Arinze: Fatima reveals Hell is real

"Hell is not something that was invented in the Vatican,” says Nigerian prelate

People who disregard Hell as a place “invented” by the Church to scare people into acting a certain way need to listen to the message from Our Lady of Fatima, said Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria. She showed three shepherd children that Hell exists, and is not empty, he added. “There are people who don't want us to talk of Hell. But Hell is not something that was invented … [Read more...]