The Five Love Languages, from the popular book, seem to be all the rage these days. This makes perfect sense, as understanding someone’s love languages allows you to understand them and love them in a way that makes them feel fulfilled. So how do these Love Languages tie in with God? After all, it seems like… Continue reading God Loves In All Languages
If you want to know the basics of the Catholic faith, look no further than the articles of Catholic faith. This list of twelve articles mirrors the Apostles’ Creed, a prayer that sets out Catholic tenets: Article 1: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. This affirms that God exists, that he’s a Triune God (one… Continue reading The Twelve Articles of Catholic Faith
Full Question What does Mark 14:25 mean? Answer’ To understand this better, we have to look at a few verses before it “21. Yes, the Son of man is going to his fate, as the scriptures say he will, but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Better for that… Continue reading "I shall never drink wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God", what did Jesus mean?
Full Question Will God fulfill all our desires and longings in heaven? Answer If we go to heaven, our hearts will have been freely conformed to God and his will for our lives. Otherwise, we could not enter heaven (Rev. 21:27). All our desires and longings will be for good and we can count on God… Continue reading Will God fulfill all our desires and longings in heaven?
Answer: Yes, the Particular and the Final Judgement. The Particular Judgement is what happens immediately after someone dies. Immediately the soul is sent to either hell or heaven or passes through the purifying fires of purgatory before going to heaven. This judgement is private. The Final Judgement is what happens at the close of age;… Continue reading Does the Church teach we will be judged twice?
For many people, the Catholic doctrine of hell serves as an obstacle to belief in God. They think an all-good God wouldn’t allow someone he loves to experience everlasting torment. And they think the permanent nature of hell’s punishment is incompatible with a just God. A recent caller on Catholic Answers Live asked, “Given that… Continue reading Doesn’t Hell Make God an Unjust Tyrant?
Ten-year-old Amber Rose was in a near-deadly farm accident three years ago – an incident that cut her face in half and sent her briefly to Heaven. According to ABC5, the Kordiak family was spending time outside on July 6, 2013. The Kordiak children were playing until then-7-year-old Amber-Rose was ready for bed. At the… Continue reading Girl's face sliced in half – Dies and goes to Heaven but RETURNS TO LIFE
Mel Gibson has confirmed a sequel to ‘The Passion of the Christ’ is coming. In an interview with evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium, Gibson announced there would be a follow-up to the hit independent film. “Of course, that is a huge undertaking, and you know, it’s not the Passion 2. It’s… Continue reading JESUS RETURNS: A sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ' confirmed
My family believed in kindness, loving, and being the best people we could be. We were also atheists. Because of this belief system, we believed that we had a duty to act in the most moral, ethical way—after all, we weren’t bound by the arbitrary rules of some book or church for our understanding of… Continue reading Atheists Are Closer to God Than They Think
Full Question How can we find happiness in heaven if someone we love/know goes to hell? Some people say we will be satisfied with God’s justice, but this sounds rather cruel and cold. Answer You are thinking very much inside the box. You can’t do that when you think of heaven. It’s not just another… Continue reading How can we find happiness in heaven if someone we love goes to hell?
Full Question My priest said there are different levels of heaven and hell. Where can I find Church documentation on this? Answer The term “levels” of heaven and hell to describe the degrees of punishment or reward reflects the literary imagery of Dante Alighieri’sDivine Comedy more than the language of the Church. “Degrees” of perfection… Continue reading My priest said there are different levels of heaven and hell. Where can I find Church documentation on this?
Full Question Recently, in our parish Bible study class, the leader stated that heaven is not a place but is in our minds, and he quoted sections 2794–2796 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a source for this opinion. I am deeply troubled by this concept. If heaven is not a place, then… Continue reading Is heaven a place or only a state of mind?
Answer: In Luke 23:43, Jesus declared, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise.” The word Jesus used for “paradise” is paradeisos which means “a park, that is, (specifically) an Eden (place of future happiness, paradise)”. Paradeisos is the Greek word taken from the Hebrew word pardes which means “a park: – forest, orchard”… Continue reading What will we be doing in Heaven? What will we do in Heaven?
A question that comes up frequently is whether people will see their pets in heaven. Now the Catechism of the Catholic Church does not directly address this question. But it does hold principles which lead us in the direction of an answer. One principle is that all living things have a soul. Here soul is… Continue reading Pets in Heaven?