Kresta in the Afternoon – October 29, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Do People "Choose" Hell?

+  The Saints Who Saw Hell (2 segments)

  • Description: “One of Satan’s greatest works is to make people believe that he does not exist.” No one knows who first made this observation. The exact wording changes from source to source. However, it is all too true - and the saints who saw Hell can attest to it. Who were these saints? We talk about it with Paul Thigpen
  • Segment Guests:
    • Paul Thigpen
      Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is the editor of TAN Books and the best-selling author, co-author or compiler of forty-one titles. Among his most popular books are The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come and The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to End Times Fever. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, apologist, catechist, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.
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    • Saints Who Saw Hell: And Other Catholic Witnesses to the Fate of the Damned

      Gnawing worms, unquenchable fire, utter darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth. With these fearful words, Jesus warned that hell is real … and that we could end up there. Since the Early Church, Catholic saints and other visionaries have reported horrific scenes of eternal punishment. Dozens of saints throughout history have described the terrors of hell, and relayed horror of being separated from God for eternity so that we may see for ourselves and repent. In Saints Who Saw Hell, you’ll find …

      • The scriptural witness to the reality of hell, including the warnings of Jesus, the prophets, and the Apostles;
      • Scenes from the second-century Apocalypse of Peter, the oldest surviving Christian vision of hell;
      • Ancient reports collected by Pope St. Gregory the Great;
      • Medieval accounts from St. Bede, the voyage of St. Brendan, St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Frances of Rome.
      • Witnesses to hell from the time of the Catholic Reformation, such as St. Teresa of Ávila, Blessed Maria de Agreda, and Blessed Richard of St. Anne;
      • Visions from later centuries, such as those of St. Veronica Giuliani, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, St. John Bosco, the children of Fatima, and St. Faustina Kowalska;
      • … and other accounts from those who insist they have witnessed the fate of the damned.
      The scenes in these pages, varying in detail and source, all testify to one harrowing truth: Hell is the final guarantee that what we do really matters. For us here on earth, a peak at the grisly tortures of hell is sometimes what we really need to redouble our efforts at achieving the glorious sweetness of heaven. (learn more)

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