“Death is the ultimate equalizer. We all will die. What differs is how death is handled by various people. For some it evokes horror and despair. For others it is quiet acceptance. Still others embrace death with a surety of hope and faith. All religions have a philosophy and belief system to help adherents of that faith cope with this final reality.
What meaning can we find in death? This is not primarily a philosophical question and it is not food for frivolous discussions. No, the question grabs us at a gut level. Its answer can be the difference between hope and despair. The Catholic Church promises an answer in the deposit of truth that it has cherished and protected since our Savior ascended into heaven with the promise of a return.”This book explores what Catholic faith tells us. — From the “Introduction” to Death, Where Is Your Sting?
About the Series: Faith Basics
Faith Basics are concise explanations of various dimensions of the Catholic Faith aimed at a popular audience. They both inform and inspire readers to understand and live the Faith. Their convenient size makes them readily portable. They are economically priced and thus are ideal for distribution in evangelization efforts, RCIA classes, study groups, and various outreach programs.
About the Author
Regis J. Flaherty is Director of the Gilmary Retreat Center in Western Pennsylvania and a best-selling author. Rege’s book credits include Last Things First and The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions (co-authored with Mike Aquilina). He and his wife, Libbie, are contributing authors to Catholic for a Reason IV: Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family Life. His articles have appeared in national and diocesan publications, and he has appeared on several radio and television programs including EWTN Bookmark, The Abundant Life with Johnnette Benkovic, and Searching the Word with Chuck Neff. He is a frequent speaker to Catholic gatherings on the topic of lay spirituality.