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The justice and yes, the mercy of Hell

An eternity contemplating the loss of God is so incomprehensibly bleak that the torments of Hell can be seen as a welcome distraction.

Pope: Our meeting with Jesus will be full of mercy, but let’s prepare

Suggests we ask ourselves what we should fix and what we should develop

Crying little boy asks pope if his atheist dad could be in heaven

"God is the one who decides who goes to heaven. But how does God's heart react to a Dad like that?"

Here’s how Jesus speaks about Heaven to the suffering soul in ‘The Imitation of Christ’

Kempis writes from the viewpoint of Jesus and encourages the soul longing for Heaven.

Do people in Heaven suffer if they have loved ones in Hell?

A theologian responds: Our relationship with God prevails over bonds of affection.

What’s heaven like? Here are 7 different images of it

Scripture presents us with these beautiful visions, giving us all something to long for.

Why is heaven pictured as a big fluffy city in the clouds?

That image falls extremely short of what eternal life truly is.

3 Types of martyrdom that lead to a heavenly reward

After red and white martyrdom comes this type of martyrdom.

What does the peacock symbolize in Christian art?

For the early Church its beautiful feathers and tough skin revealed a heavenly reality.

A far green country: Does Limbo really exist?

Experts gather to ponder the Church’s teaching on the fate of unbaptized infants

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