Believing: Keeping eternity safe

BY Michael Garvey '74

In an absorbing essay over at the First Things blog, William Doino Jr. has issued a useful admonition against The Flight from Hell that indifference toward eternity or overconfidence about salvation which he believes suffuses so much of contemporary Catholic preaching, teaching and life.

To exemplify this dangerous misunderstanding, Doino cites a superficial and glib assessment made by the former priest and present pundit James Carroll: “The achievement of Vatican II is the astonishing rapidity with which the ruthless God of omnidirectional damnation disappeared from Catholic life, and with Him the acutely felt dread of Hell — ‘infinite pain, infinitely felt, forever.’”

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