To judge the state of a person's soul as irrefutably being in Hell because their death was self-inflicted is unacceptable. Instead, we are called to not only join with the Communion of Saints in praying for their repentance and salvation, but to offer ourselves in support of those the individual left behind.
"When youth and young adults who have left the Church are asked why they left, a recurring theme in their responses is the lack of authenticity in those they encountered while a part of it. We would be foolish (and this finger points at myself as much as at anyone else) to think that a lack of authenticity doesn't indicate a lack of humility as well."
The purpose and mission of this website is simple: assist in the purpose and mission of the Catholic Church. What, though, is the purpose and mission of the Catholic Church? The seeming simplicity of this question is betrayed by the manifold answers it receives in modern discourse. It remains, however, a simple question to answer. … Continue reading Reconciling All Things