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Pope's General Audience: What's Eternal Life all about?

Video. (Rome Reports). In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about Eternal Life. He explained that the distinction will not be based on the living or the dead, bur rather on who is in Christ and who is not. He then added that the [...]
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Is it Possible to Face Death Serenely?

“Jesus’ Resurrection does not only give us the certainty of life after death, it also illumines the very mystery of the death of each one of us. If we live united to Jesus, faithful to him, we will also be able to face the passage [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Cross, Faith, Grace, Death, happiness, life, eternity
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Sofia, Mexico

Sofia, 27, is from Monterrey, Mexico. She works as a lawyer, wife and mother. What is the meaning of life for you? It’s a time God gives us to be happy, do his Will and follow the path that will take us to Heaven at the [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, June 26, happiness, Mexico, Christians in the middle of the world
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St Josemaria’s death as related by Alvaro del Portillo

On June 26, 1975, the last day of his earthly life, the Father arose at his usual hour. Assisted by Fr. Javier Echevarría, he celebrated holy Mass, a votive Mass in honor of our Lady, shortly before 8:00, in the oratory of the Most Holy [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Alvaro del Portillo, Heaven, Church, June 26, Pope Paul VI, Josemaria Escriva
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John XXIII and John Paul II: two holy Popes, two Marian saints

The canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II is a great event for the Church and a sign of hope for the world, because where sanctity flourishes the crises in this world don’t have the final word. Sanctity provides a solid foundation on which to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Heaven, Church, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Holiness, Vatican II, Vocation, Pope Francis, Pope John XXIII
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Heaven, Death, Purgatory… What are the Last Things?

In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians [...]
Tags: Heaven, Hope, Death, The Will of God, happiness, Year of Faith, Purgatory, eternity
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Twelve Points about the Next Life

1 We impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is [...]
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The kingdom of heaven: what is it?

Christ’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures through all generations (Dan 3:100). The solemnity of Christ the King of the universe is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The kingship of Christ remained completely hidden until he was [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, Ascetical struggle, Holiness
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A Judge who is our Father and our Friend

The image of the Last Judgement is not primarily an image of terror, but an image of hope; for us it may even be the decisive image of hope. Is it not also a frightening image? I would say: it is an image that evokes [...]
Tags: Heaven, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Examination of Conscience, Divine sonship
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Facing up to the fear of death

Listen, my son, I’ll tell you something I heard not long ago. A friend of yours whom you may not know personally – he runs several businesses, he’s a very busy man, and constantly on the move from one place to another – told me [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Death