Monday, October 10, 2011
Archbishop Wants More Preaching on Heaven and Hell
Fulda (KNA)The Catholic Church should, according to the lights of the Bamberger Archbishop Ludwig Schick, talk more about Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, death and judgement. "Thinking about the judgment of God helps that we recall that we're responsible for our lives on earth", said Schick on Friday in a Mass held at the conclusion of the Autumn gathering of the German Bishops' Conference. "Without judgement life loses its seriousness, its responsibility, its value", said the cleric who cited the philosopher Max Horkheimer with the question, "Why should I be good, if there's no God?"
The faith in heaven and judgement belongs, according to the Archbishop's words to the creed of the Church; it is not optional to believe it or not. "Without God as judge, even God, who has created heaven and hell and man according to his image, will fall into question. Without the judge the righteousness of God will not be taken seriously, he who gave us free will", says Schick.
Link to original...from the Priestly Society of St. Pius X.