Category: Monsignor Charles Pope

99 1/2 Won’t Do – Catholic Teaching on Purgatory

“Presuming that we die in a state of grace and friendship with God, Christ will surely complete his work in us (for He is faithful to His promises) by purging us of whatever imperfections, venial sins, or sorrowful effects of sins that still remain.” – Monsignor Charles Pope

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What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like?

“When we recall the four last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell), we ought to consider for a moment what Scripture and Tradition have to say about what our resurrected bodies will be like.” – Monsignor Charles Pope

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Ash Wednesday Catholics: What are They Saying to Us?

“If we want Ash Wednesday Catholics to become All Sunday Catholics, maybe we can learn to build on what brings them in the first place and be less anxious to echo the opening words of Jesus’ public ministry, ‘Repent and Believe the Gospel!’” – Monsignor Charles Pope

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Lenten Assignment: Be Grateful!

“True gratitude is a grace, a gift, that comes from a heart deeply moved, astonished, and aware of the fact that God is so very good.” – Monsignor Charles Pope

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