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After This Life: What Catholics Belileve about What Happens Next


Father Benedict Groeschel, EWTN host,

best-selling author, psychology professor, and

internationally known retreat director, can lead

readers in ways they never ...

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Father Benedict Groeschel, EWTN host,

best-selling author, psychology professor, and

internationally known retreat director, can lead

readers in ways they never considered possible.

Recognizing that anxiety and fear are the most common personal problems brought to him during nearly forty years of psychological counseling, Father Benedict Groeschel knows first hand that most people prefer to avoid the issue of mortality entirely.

Himself the victim of a hit-and-run accident in 2004, after which he

had no vital signs for thirty minutes, Groeschel masterfully explains

how consoling and uplifting the truths surrounding death, judgment,

Hell, purgatory, and Heaven really are.

Learn to live each new day with confidence based on the mercy and love of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, who spoke often of death and the last judgment through his parables.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592764426
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 152,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., is an internationally known lecturer and retreat master. He is also the host of the weekly EWTN program "Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel" and is the author of many Our Sunday Visitor books.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Bodily Death 21

2 Judgment After Death 29

3 Eternal Punishment 45

4 The Experience of Purgation: The Interim State Before Eternal Life 53

5 The Final Judgment and the Resurrection of the Body 69

6 Eternal Life 81

Afterword 109

One Final Note: "But What About the Cat?" 111

Prayers, Poems, and Meditations 113

Notes 135

Bibliography 139

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