Where Is My Loved One Now? | The Catholic Church’s Teachings on the Afterlife

Hell

⦁ Catechism 1033: “we cannot be united with God unless we freely choose to love him. But we cannot love God if we sin gravely against him, against our neighbor or against ourselves…to die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called hell.”

⦁ CCC 1035: “the chief punishment from hell is eternal separation from God”