“God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want ‘any to perish, but all to come to repentance.’” (CCC 1037)
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“The Church, following the apostles, teaches that Christ died for all men without exception: ‘There is not, never has been, and never will be a single human being for whom Christ did not suffer.’” (CCC 605)
“Detachment from riches is necessary for entering the Kingdom of heaven. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit.’” (CCC 2556)
COMMENTARY: Protecting people from spiritual death is the Church’s greatest responsibility.
Pope Francis went on to say that Christianity is also more than an exclusionary vision of an “‘elite’ of people chosen for the truth.”
User’s Guide to Sunday, March 15