The Riots are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

“As for the many broken families, the Church feels called not to express a harsh, detached judgment, but rather to shed the light of God's word, accompanied by the witness of his mercy, on the depths of so many human tragedies.” —Pope St. John Paul II, Oct. 14, 2000

(photo: Pat Cross)

Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)

Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)