Saturday, December 04, 2004

On December 4, 1849...
Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., gave some catechetical instructions, of which the following notes survive:

Inde Venturus Est, etc.—XIV

1. INTROD.—['Thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.']

2. Particular judgment—some think the soul is not taken up to Christ literally, for it [i.e. this] is introducing the wicked into heaven, but only intellectually.

3. The soul of the just goes to purgatory, unless a Saint; of the sinner to hell.

4. General judgment at the end of the world: it will come suddenly.

5. Signs previous, though unheeded then.

6. Preaching of Gospel all over the earth; now this has in great measure been done.

7. Apostasy—love of many waxing cold—1 Tim. iv. [l], 2 Tim. iii. [1-2].

8. Antichrist, 2 Thess. ii. [3] .

9. Fire burning up all things, and becoming the purgatory of the living just—[general] resurrection.

10. The judgment—reasons for it; first, to show the full consequences of good and evil in individuals; to clear the just; to bring shame to the wicked. Wisdom iv.

11. Secondly, to justify God—Ps. lxxii. 16-17 , Ps. xlix .

12. Matt. xxv. [32] , division of good and bad, as if the separation had already been made.

13. No venial sins, only mortal sins [judged] at last judgment.

14. Necessity of confessing sins now, that we may not have to confess them then.


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