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The Four Last Things

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they explore the Church's teachings on death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell by speaking with Fr. Wade Menezes about his book The Four Last Things. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are the four last things? Why is it important to reflect on this doctrine of the Church? Why don't people fear Hell anymore? Why was there less emphasis on the teachings on the... Read More

Why meditate on horrible things as hell & last judgment?

January 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Hell & Purgatory, Meditations

Dear Dan, why would the Church recommend that we meditate on such horrible things as hell and the last judgment (aren’t there four things.)? Anyway, if there is a benefit to doing such a thing, what would that look like? “The Last Things”, or “Eschatology” is the subject that deals with the ultimate truths of our existence. Often called “The Four Last Things,” the number can vary. They... Read More