Fr. Altman: Hell is real

Altman seeks to offer clarity where there is confusion.

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In an exclusive new video for the Alpha Faith series, Fr. James Altman discusses the difficult topic of hell.

Often called “Gehenna” or “the unquenchable fire” by Jesus, hell is defined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a “state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God.”

“The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity,” the Catechism states, then drawing these words from scripture: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Yet recent debate in Catholic Church and the Christian world more broadly has caused confusion among the faithful about the nature of hell.

As in past sermons, Altman seeks to offer clarity where there is confusion.

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View Fr. Altman’s past sermons