Greetings in Christ. My name is Carlo Juanola.
Can someone please clarify the nature of the after life with regards to Catholic theology?
I am Catholic and I was taught in a theology class that it is more accurate to view the afterlife in terms of a “state of being”. Does this imply that there is absolutely no physical aspects to the after life? Can someone please clarify this?
I am involved in an online discussion at the following link regarding this topic: If you view this link, can someone key in on the last two posts by me and Bro. Ignatius Mary?
A religious by the name of Bro. Ignatius Mary had stated the following: “What the Church is saying about hell as a “state of being” is not that there is no physical place at all, but that the experience of hell, heaven, purgatory is a state of being; it is not physical in the sense we know physical in this world.”
Is this accurate and/or a fair statement? I hate “splitting hairs” but I would like to hear a Catholic Apologist’s take on this.