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What is Eternal Death?

February 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Death and Dying, Fr. Fortea, Grace

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Father Fortea, what is eternal death? The human soul, as a spiritual reality, is immortal (see Catechism paragraph 366). Like any spirit, it is not subject to decay or illness; it cannot grow old or wear out. No matter what sins people commit, their souls cannot die in a metaphysical sense. They will exist forever.  Where they will exist forever – heaven or hell – is another matter. When... Read More

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