Obviously, this is a sensitive question.
I know a Catholic family. The dad in the family hanged himself. I know that in the Catholic faith, suicides go to hell. But his funeral service was beautiful and talked about him going to Heaven. His daughter said that his soul was saved because her brother did CPR and got a heart beat back, even though he died.
I'm just wondering if that's how it works in the Catholic faith? Is suicide not a hellbound offense if your heart starts beating again, even if your death was still a result of your actions against yourself?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by vntNyll at 11:00 AM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by tigrefan98 at 10:41 AM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by Syphon at 9:51 AM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:40 AM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 9:35 AM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by vntNyll at 1:16 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by alcia_08 at 2:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Catholics who commit suicide do not go to hell. A mortal sin, one that condemns you to hell must have these 3 aspects - grave matter, full knowledge of the gravity of the action, and full and free consent to the action A person in pain enough to kill themselves is probably not able to meet those three levels of accountability From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
"We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives" (CCC 2283).
Answer by adnilm at 7:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by TARARENEE at 9:38 AM on Jul. 10, 2011
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