Fr Robbie refers to the Divine Comedy by Dante to begin his talk quoting from a translator of this work, D L Sayers: “Hell is the place of condition of lost souls after death… hell in the Allegory (Divine Comedy) is the condition in which a soul reduces itself due to a stubborn determination to evil…” Hell is often described as eternal separation from God, a state which we chose for ourselves, which is not imposed upon us. Fr Robbie explores this rarely discussed subject.
1033-1065. The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. ‘Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few’. Matt 25:41. The final judgement, purgatory, the hope of a new heaven and a new earth, Amen. 79 minutes
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