EWTN Catholic Q&A
Question from annonymous on 11-04-2013:

What is taught about hell. Can you get out once you are there?

Answer by Judie Brown on 11-09-2013:


This is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about Hell:

1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, "eternal fire." The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.

To learn more go to the Catechism and search the word "hell" http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm

Judie Brown