Question: What does the Catholic Church say about "Hell"?Thanks to Fr. Mark at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for most of the questions and answers.
Answer: Some one liners about hell: 1. There is a hell. 2. Hell’s eternal. 3. Those who die in mortal sin descend into hell. 4. The chief punishment of hell is separation from God. 5. God predestined no one to go to hell. 6. A person goes to hell because of a willful turning away from God (mortal sin) and persistence in it until the end of life. These are just the hot points of the Church’s traditional teaching about hell. Consult the "Catechism" 1033-1037.
In Our Lord and Our Lady,