Friends, death is a topic most of us try to avoid. So, why does Catholicism teach we should meditate regularly on our death?
On today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss the ancient Christian practice of memento mori (remember your death), and how Christ solves the four problems that death poses to each of us: identity, futility, loss, and the end of earthly joys.
A listener asks, what should Catholics think about near death experiences and stories?
- Understanding the Hillbilly Thomist: The Philosophical Foundations of Flannery O’Connor’s Narrative Art by Fr. Damian Ference
- Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope by Mathew McCullough
- The Soul’s Upward Yearning: Clues to Our Transcendent Nature from Experience and Reason by Fr. Robert Spitzer
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