Why You Should Ponder Your Death

2 Views· 08/21/23

Friends, death is a topic most of us try to avoid. So, why does Catholicism teach we should meditate regularly on our death?

On today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss the ancient Christian practice of memento mori (remember your death), and how Christ solves the four problems that death poses to each of us: identity, futility, loss, and the end of earthly joys.

A listener asks, what should Catholics think about near death experiences and stories?

00:00 | Intro
01:22 | Bishop elected to October Synod
03:03 | Memento Mori
05:30 | Why do we push death to the peripheries?
08:35 | Media's portrayal of death
11:28 | The Bible’s ultimate message about death
15:43 | The problem of identity
16:55 | The problem of futility
19:49 | The problem of loss
22:33 | The problem of earthly joys
25:10 | How should we prepare for death?
26:30 | Listener question
28:43 | New book - "Understanding the Hillbilly Thomist" by Fr. Damian Ference


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“Remember Death” - https://amzn.to/3OtfkTZ

“The Soul’s Upward Yearning” - https://amzn.to/3qvQv1J


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