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Hell: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Hell is not a punishment that God inflicts on bad people. Rather, it is an eternal, voluntary choice that can be made if a sinner wants to reject God’s forgiving, merciful love.

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Purgatory: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Purgatory is a temporary state of purification where souls (after they have died) have the effects of their sins cleansed before they are able to enter heaven.

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Heaven: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Heaven is where souls live in endless union with God, loving and praising Him and praying for souls not yet in heaven.

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Mayan Mayhem: Are We Gonna Die Young?

Christ Himself told us that nobody knows the day or the hour that He will return to judge the living and dead on earth. Not the Mayans, not a television preacher, and certainly not Ke$ha. This means that tomorrow Christ could show up. Would your soul be ready, or would you wish you had more time? The truth about 'living like you are going to die young,' is that we should be living like today is our last day, but realizing that there is eternal life after death. We should be making the most of our lives today … but not through sin, but virtue.

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Why Do Catholics Believe in the personal and final judgments?

Catholics believe in the personal and final judgments because Christ told us we would be judged for all of our actions and that He, the Good Shepherd, would separate us like sheeps from goats, the good from the bad.

St. John of the Cross said, 'On the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.'

All of our actions here on earth matter because we believe that we were created to spend eternity with God. Therefore the things that we do and don't do have an effect on our souls. If we don't choose God on earth, how will we be ready (or willing) to spend eternity loving Him?

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You’re Not Just Some “Body”

'So, I was looking in the mirror today and actually got a glimpse of my butt. It’s extraordinarily big!' Says Jenny, 17. Yes, Jenny was blessed with a round tushy that could probably outshine Beyonce. But Jenny hates it.

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The Mystery of Heaven

In the Gospel Jesus compares heaven to life, light, peace, a wedding feast, the Father's house, the heavenly Jerusalem, and paradise. But ultimately, we don't know what it's like. 'No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him' (1 Corinthians 2:9). The fact is, we'll just have to wait and see.

'What do you mean, wait and see,' you ask. 'I thought people have visions of heaven! So don't we know?' . . .

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