The Last Judgment - Matthew 25:31-46

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."



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The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven

Fr. Regis Martin, STD
ISBN:9781618905994 (TAN)

Sale Price: $12.95

The Last Things is an accessible and deeply profound look at those four most important things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. Professor Regis Martin expertly guides the reader through the eschatology, with the aid of popes, theologians, and even literary greats. The Last Things is at once entertaining and enlightening; it is a must-read in preparation for the inevitable final days.

Try to imagine the one thing in this world that is most worth knowing—by everyone. The thing that is most worth having. Something the sheer longing for which could never be dismissed merely as a function of time or space, tribe or temperament. Is there a sentient being around who has not felt it, wondered about it, made some effort to obtain it? Could it have something to do with the final outcome of our lives? Or the lives of those whom we love? Lives no longer with us but lost, whom we long once more to see, to be with.What does Christianity offer us in this regard? Has the Church anything distinctive to say about it? And if so, can it assuage this most deep and persisting of human hungers? The answers to these questions, and a clutch of others besides, are to be found in the Church’s doctrine of the Last Things.” [Excerpt pg 7]




The Four Last Things
A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

by Wade Menezes

Few things in this earthly life are absolutely certain, but the most undebatable of these is death. Every person, even the atheist, will admit that death is certain. Death, however, is not the last event in this life of ours. Immediately after death, we shall be judged and then again on the Day of Judgment when all humanity will know us for what we are.

Too often the reality of Heaven and salvation are highlighted at the expense of the Church's teachings on Death, Judgment, Purgatory, and Hell. Yet, these important doctrines of the Church hold the truths of salvation — truths that can lead us to Heaven or can pull us away from it.

In these pages, Fr. Wade Menezes, EWTN television host and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, shows us that God has not called us to His wrath, but to salvation. He shows us that Heaven and Hell, salvation and damnation, eternal life and eternal punishment are all complementary doctrines. They need each other to be complete and we must understand the Church's teachings on all of these doctrines in order to have a balanced view of the world.

Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. Read this book, and you'll have a firm grasp of one of the most important doctrines of Holy Mother Church that holds the truths of Heaven and our own salvation.


"No one will escape death, but all will benefit immensely in preparing for it by reading and meditating on the messages of Father Menezes’ excellent book."
Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D.
Bishop of Birmingham, AL

"Fr. Menezes urges us to live this life with the love of God and neighbor that prepares us for eternal life of love, and to avoid all hatred, that would only prepare us for the isolating hatred in hell."
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

"With skill and precision, Fr. Menezes weaves together Sacred Scripture, Church teaching, and the wisdom of the saints to encourage us to strive for the ultimate prize – life on high in Christ Jesus for all eternity. Concise and straightforward, this book filled me with hope and joyful anticipation of what is to come! May it do the same for you!"\
Johnnette S. Benkovic
EWTN Host and Author, Founder and Director of Women of Grace®

"In his new book, Fr. Wade Menezes helps us focus on where life's journey takes us all, and he does it in a way that shows us what ‘new evangelization’ means. He takes the timeless truths of the faith and presents them in a new, joyful, fresh way that spurs us to accept the gift of salvation!"
Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life




Aquinas on the Four Last Things
Everything You Need To Know About Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Pages: 288
Format(s): Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-64413-299-9
Product Code: 2999
Publication Date: January 21, 2021

Sale Price: $17.95

We often think of death as the end, but it's really just the beginning of eternal life. Death, judgment, heaven, and hell — often called the Four Last Things — are both awe-inspiring and fear-inducing, yet countless saints testify to the profound spiritual benefit of contemplating the awesome mysteries that await us in the afterlife.

Few saints have thought more deeply about the Four Last Things than St. Thomas Aquinas — history's greatest theologian. In these pages, Dr. Kevin Vost has made readable and accessible St. Thomas's core teachings and insights on the Four Last Things and the wondrous experiences God has in store for us.

With St. Thomas as his guide, Dr. Vost explores the destination of our souls after death and uncovers the mysteries surrounding limbo and purgatory. He unveils what our bodies will look like at the resurrection and identifies the four special gifts that will perfect our bodies in heaven. You'll learn whether sinners will be “left behind” on earth and why we pray for the dead and to the saints.

You won't find here any long, ponderous theological treatises, but rather rapid-fire summaries in simple, accessible language that answer for you a wide range of questions, including:

Do our souls go straight to heaven or hell when we die?

Are souls ever allowed to leave heaven or hell?

Will children who die without Baptism suffer eternal punishment?

Where is purgatory mentioned in the Bible?

Will our glorified bodies glow?

How could God, in His justice, punish us eternally for the sins we committed in our brief time on earth?

Will the damned and the demons be released from hell one day?

What kinds of rewards await us in heaven?



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