Tag: Heaven

A little boy meets a pastor

A little boy meets a pastor

| Greg Erlandson | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A remarkable video of Pope Francis answering a young boy’s deeply personal question was posted by Catholic News Service recently.

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.

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The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

The devil is a real threat to Christian life, not a myth, pope says

| Junno Arocho | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The path to holiness does not involve wrestling with some abstract boogeyman, but involves a “constant struggle against the devil, the prince of evil,” Pope Francis said.

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In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

God waits for everyone, even the worst sinner who repents only with his dying breath, Pope Francis said.

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Man and wife in heaven? Is Old Testament God violent?

Man and wife in heaven? Is Old Testament God violent?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. My wife passed away three years ago, and I miss her very much. We were married for 63 years. What are the Church’s thoughts on the hereafter? Will we still be man and wife?

Q. In the Bible, I have just finished the story of David and Saul, and it strikes me that throughout the Old Testament (at least so far), God has been a bit of a warrior, delivering enemies into the hands of those who are faithful. Yet, when I come to the New Testament, Jesus seems to speak against violence. Why the change?

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What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. So far as I know, the other Christian religions do not provide for a purgatory — only the Catholic Church — and I’m wondering where purgatory is mentioned either in the Bible or in Christ’s teachings.

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Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Do you believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know that good is good if you do not experience sin? It gives balance to life.

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Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. My dad died, but I think he was agnostic. He never clearly claimed Jesus. He tolerated faith in my mom and in us, but he never gave any indication that it reached him. Is he in heaven?

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Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

| Bill Dodds | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was teaching my 9-year-old grandson how to play cribbage. I was dusting off a lot of mental cobwebs about the game. We were quite pleased with ourselves.

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Rediscover: A personal relationship with Jesus

Rediscover: A personal relationship with Jesus

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

What can I do to draw closer to Jesus?
The Jesus question
What is THE question for today’s teens?
Harvard or heaven: Admission that matters

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Preparing for the reality of death

Preparing for the reality of death

This month of All Souls is a good time for families to talk about the subject

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