Tag Archives: Tertullian

QUAERITUR: Do martyrs killed in the state of mortal sin go to Heaven?

From a reader:
I know that the Church teaches that people that die in a state of mortal sin cannot go to Heaven. However, can martyrs killed in a state of mortal sin still go to Heaven?
Excellent question, and one that … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Sermon for the Easter Vigil: of creation, light, communication, community, and bees

Here is the Pope’s sermon for the Easter Vigil.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Easter is the feast of the new creation. Jesus is risen and dies no more. He has opened the door to a new life, one that no longer knows … Continue reading

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Of heavenly conjunctions, the turning of the spheres, and astrological divination

Last night and the night before I went out into the crisp darkness to gaze for a while at a celestial conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and a sliver of a Crescent moon, all gathered directly under the Pleiades.
This spiffing display … Continue reading

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