What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?

This past weekend, the Catholic Church enjoyed a rare celebration of the canonization of two of it's former leaders, John XXIII (left) and John Paul II (right). In the ceremony, both men were recognized and publicly proclaimed as saints. We understand that sainthood for an individual bestows upon them some special designation and title, but … Continue reading What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

In the final moments of one of television's greatest dramatic series of all-time, "Lost", the character of Ben Linus finds himself in a situation that sums up our understanding of purgatory very well. He is just not ready to join the rest and move on into the light. Ben is left on the outside of … Continue reading The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed