Daily Archives: 13 March 2022

Spe Salvi 12: Eternal Life – What Is It?

Looking to eternity, Pope Benedict XVI detects some trepidation in some people. I suppose in some there is the fear of hell, of eternal punishment. He doesn’t seem very concerned about that in his treatise on hope. Singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us 108-112: Finishing Off A Multi-Faceted Approach

In Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us the bishops also wrote of “individual activities” to develop adult formation. Jesus certainly practiced alone time and counseled others to do so (Cf. Matthew 6:6). I’d say the Church does its best with … Continue reading

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Spe Salvi 11: More On Life

Continuing with the question: Eternal life – what is it? 11. Whatever precisely Saint Ambrose may have meant by these words, it is true that to eliminate death or to postpone it more or less indefinitely would place the earth and … Continue reading

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