Question from on 05-10-2007:
During lunch one day, the discussion turned to hell and what it is really. Of course some people made comments about our world being a "purgatory" but somene asked specifically if any mystics, saints, etc. ever gave a description of hell. The most pressing question though was about Satan, if he was "given hell" it was his domain, wouldn't he be in charge of that area and what it contained or was he just free to roam the earth and gather all the souls he can. I myself would rather avoid the experience and keep my eyes on heaven, but with the "glamorization" of hell in some movies, I think teaching about it would help at the pulpit. Thank you for your thoughts.
Answer by Catholic Answers on 05-14-2007:
Why did God create hell?