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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Faith is the answer to fear. Deep down we are all afraid: of suffering, or of dying, or of God’s judgment, or of the unknown, or of weakness, or of our lives slipping out of our control, or of not being understood and loved. We sin because we fear. We bully because we are cowards. Faith casts out fear as […]

Encountering the Word — Hebrews 9:27-28

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A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment,  so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:27-28) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Romans 2:3-8

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A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But by […]

Why should we meditate on hell and judgment?

Dear Dan, Why would the Church recommend that we meditate on such horrible things as hell and the last judgment (aren’t there four things.)? Anyway, if there is a benefit to doing such a thing, what would that look like? Dear Friend, “The Last Things”, or “Eschatology” is the subject that deals with the ultimate truths of our existence. Often […]

Purgatory — Perfected by the Love of God

"Return of the Prodigal Son" (detail) by Murillo

Keeping it simple! Last Friday morning, while leading a bible study for about 40 retirees, the question of purgatory, the punishments due to sin, and salvation came up. They already possessed a good understanding of this important doctrine. But, the discussion reminded me that Purgatory remains one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Church, and maybe one that is least […]

Encountering the Word — Matthew 12:36-37

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“I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John of the Cross

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

“At the end of your life, you will be judged by your love.” (St. John of the Cross) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via […]