Category: Hell

Raising Hell*

Editors’ note:  This post was originally part of Theological Shark Week V:  Holy Hell?!  Daily Theology Explores the Afterlife in October 2013.   As a child, I was fascinated by one part of the Apostles’ Creed:  Jesus descended into hell.  Part of the intrigue was that “h-e-double-hockey-sticks” was a […]

Should Catholics Believe in Ghosts? A Primer on Good & Evil Spirits, Saints & the Power of Intercessory Prayer

By Christine McCarthy In October 2001, on a crisp and clear evening, my fellow Boston College freshmen housemates took a twilight stroll through Brighton’s Evergreen Cemetery, a shortcut from our off-campus dorm to McGuinn Hall.  Our mission: to hear a talk from what were advertised as “real-life Ghostbusters.”  […]