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Questions Catholics Ask
What is heaven?
When our loved ones die, faith prompts us to speak of them as being in a better place. This pinnacle of betterment is theologically described as perfect union with God.
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Homily of the month
A public vocation
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is unambiguous about how we are to be judged. Jesus’ standard for our final judgment is not how well we followed the rules but rather what we did—especially for those less fortunate, writes Gregory Pierce in our featured homily for the death of a public servant.
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