• In response to Sartre, Church says, ‘Heaven is other people!’

    • Oct 29, 2016

    Famously, the existentialist philosopher and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre once penned the line, “Hell is other people.” Based on the Church’s faith in the communion of saints, Catholicism responds to Sarte by saying, “Heaven is other people!”

  • It's not easy to get to Heaven — assuming you want to go

    It's not easy to get to Heaven — assuming you want to go

    • Dec 18, 2015

    “The Great Divorce,” based on C.S. Lewis’ classic theological fantasy about heaven and hell. Produced by the Fellowship For Performing Arts; showing at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St., New York. Most of the action in “The Great Divorce” takes place on grass. The three actors, all barefoot, walk

  • Our fascination with whether pets have an afterlife

    • Jan 22, 2015

    In December, Pope Francis got the attention of pet owners everywhere when he was quoted as saying, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Alas, media outlets, including The New York Times, confused the remarks and the circumstances under which they were made. The pope had actually made a

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