Since being installed as Bishop in 2003, I have been blessed to watch the Diocese of Phoenix grow. We have 117 parishes and missions which serve over 1.1 million Catholics.
Last month, we began to consider one of the Christian doctrines that many find deeply troubling, namely hell.
El mes pasado, comencemos a considerar una de las doctrinas cristianas que muchos encuentran profundamente preocupante, a saber, el infierno.
Hell is one of the least popular of all Christian doctrines. Many people have trouble reconciling the existence of hell with the truth that God is all good and all loving.
El infierno es uno de los menos populares de todas las doctrinas Cristianas. Muchas personas tienen problemas para reconciliar la existencia del infierno con la verdad que Dios es todo amor y todo bien.
In Rome, amid the district of four-star hotels, expensive restaurants and luxurious residences on Via Veneto, there resides a strange church belonging to the Capuchin Friars called Santa Maria della Concezione, popularly known as the “Bone Church.”
Following advice from a support group, Vivian Sarsam decided to take her 86-year-old husband, Muntaz, to Tempe Adult Day Health Services Center two years ago.
A lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, las guerras y sus resultados han dado forma a la identidad de muchas naciones. Pero existe otra guerra, aunque generalmente no se la observe por ojos humanos, que “no es contra enemigos de carne y sangre, sino contra los Principados y Potestades, contra los Soberanos de este mundo de tinieblas, contra los espíritus del mal que habitan en el espacio” (Ef 6:12).
Throughout the course of human history, wars have been waged and their outcomes have shaped the identity of many nations. But, there is another war, although generally unseen by human eyes, that “is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens” (Eph 6:12).
We walk surrounded by angels. We are not alone, as we journey through life; these spirits, created by God, surround us at all times, even though we cannot see them because they are pure spirits without a body.