I have a young niece – about 19 years old – who has been having a rough time lately. She is a practicing bi-sexual, taking drugs, has recently been arrested and is out on bail for a hit-and-run accident, lost her job, and attempted to steal her mother’s car. My sister-in-law (her mother) was forced to call the police on my niece because she got violent in the front yard and threatened harm to other members of the family.
During this argument, my sister yelled that she hopes her daughter burns in hell for the pain she is causing everyone. Afterwards she felt enormous guilt, and believes that since she said that out loud, it will happen now. I don’t share this belief, but I wanted to make sure since she has been Catholic longer than I have. Is it posible to WILL someone to hell? If not, what can I say to my superstitious sister-in-law? She is suffering greatly over this.