New Oxford Review: Is Hell Closed Up & Boarded Over?

New Oxford Review provides Catholic news, analysis and opinion from an independent but orthodox Catholic perspective.

By David Watt

The Rev. David Watt is a priest of the Archdiocese of Perth in Australia. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Cambridge University (England) and a licentiate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. This article was first published in different form in the Australian newspaper Catholic.

Hell is out of fashion. That is, Hell is out of fashion as a concept. As a destination, it may be very fashionable indeed. As the famed logician and ballplayer Yogi Berra said when asked about a certain once fashionable restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

Hell is admittedly a disturbing concept. But then, Hell is a terrible thing. No one seems comfortable with it. But then, no one should be. Unease, self-doubt, anxiety about the painful and infinite consequences of my actions, fear of an eternity deprived of God’s presence — all these come up when I think of Hell.

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