Salvation, by What Means?

Not long ago, a teen participating in Chosen, Ascension’s confirmation preparation program, read the following in their student guide: “The Catholic Church alone has the fullness of the means of salvation.” Similarly, in discussing other faiths, the program mentioned that…

The Reality and Mercy of Hell

Over the years, I have found that many believing Catholics struggle with the reality of hell. First, we should be clear about what the Church teaches: Hell is real and eternal, and its chief punishment is a permanent separation from…