Heaven, Hell and Purgatory

I just reread John Paul II’s explanation of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. We have a local priest who refers to Heaven and Hell as a “state of mind.” Is a state of mind the same as a state of being, as referred to in John Paul II explanation? Does Pope Benedict have anything I can read on the subject?


The Holy Father’s 2007 encyclical letter Spe Salvi may be just what you need.

Thanks! I just printed it out and will read it tonight.

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