Phone: 203 742-1450
Fairfield County Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport

April 3, 2024

Night SkyThe existence of Heaven has always been a topic of debate for non-believers. So many celebrities, self-proclaimed agnostics and intellectual wannabes often say this life is all there is, even though they have no real qualifications to speak with authority.

That view, of course, is contrary to what our faith teaches and to what countless people who’ve had near-death experiences witnessed firsthand. They know there’s more and it is beyond our human comprehension. To quote St. Paul’s words to the Corinthians: “But, as it is written, ‘No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’ – these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God”

So if you’re a believer in what God has prepared for those who have passed into eternity, you’re in good company. A recent poll by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs at the University of Chicago found that 70 percent of U.S. adults believe in Heaven and in angels. The poll also said that “8 in 10 Americans agree that some things cannot be explained by science or natural causes.” Moreover, more than 7 in 10 believe in the power of prayer.

While losing someone we love is an enormous emotional, psychological and spiritual cross to carry, never lose hope — the hope that you will be reunited in everlasting life. St. Paul was right … absolutely nothing we have seen or heard on this Earth can compare to “what God has prepared for those who love him.” And that’s not good news. That’s great news!

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