Particular Judgment

Heaven and Hell—What Every Catholic Must Know About The Four Last Things

Photography © by Randy Hain

In the first two installments of this series on the Four Last Things, we examined what every Catholic needs to know about death and judgment. In this third installment, we will look at what follows judgment: Heaven or Hell. Who goes where? Heaven and Hell Popular, secular opinion seems to conclude either: 1) there is no after-life or 2) everyone and […]

Judgment—What Every Catholic Must Know About The Four Last Things

Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" on the Altar Wall in the Sistine Chapel Photography by Mark Armstrong

The Four Last Things Catholic teaching identifies the Four Last Things as: Death Judgment Heaven Hell In the first installment of this series on the Four Last Things, we examined what every Catholic needs to know about death. In this second installment, we will look at the Particular and Universal Judgments, the second of the Four Last Things. The Particular and […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John of the Cross

"St. John of the Cross" (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán

“At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” (St. John of the Cross, Dichos 64) The Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591) is December 14. Please Share this quote on social media. Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:35-40

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)

“When in the evening of life, we are asked if we fed the hungry and gave drink to the thirsty, we will also be asked if we helped persons come out of doubt, if we were committed to receive sinners, admonishing and correcting them, if we were capable of combating ignorance, especially that concerning the Christian faith and the good […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

"St. John of the Cross" (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán

“At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” (St. John of the Cross, Dichos 64) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591). Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Luke 12:35-40

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to […]

Practical Steps to Love Jesus More Deeply

"General Judgment" (detail) by Michelangelo

We live in difficult times as Catholics. Quite possibly it has always been this way. The culture sends messages to us that are very harmful to our spiritual life. If we have become blind to this truth, it is likely that we are pursuing success as defined by the secular world instead of pursuing the holiness God has called us […]

The Healing Stone

Artwork Copyright © by Jef Murray

The stone was slick to the touch. The old woman noticed it peeking out from the rubble of the scorched and ruined house. The smell of burnt wood and flint still filled the air, and Elizabeth knew that, beneath the ashes, hot embers could still scorch her if she was not careful. This had been Elizabeth’s home for nearly as […]