I was wondering if any of the well-read posters on here might know the answer to a question that occurred to me today (when reading about the New York abortion law.)
1) Catholics do not believe in the assurance of salvation without a private revelation. Therefore, we always pray for our salvation and fear Hell (which I say is salutary.)
2) A traditional priest once told me that we may hate the devils and the people in Hell ( -- come to think of it, I'm rather sure that was the Father Poisson mentioned recently on this blog who told me that.)
3) Can we, maintaining a healthful fear of Hell and remaining diligent about our own salvation, nonetheless, be grateful that Hell DOES exist and that these unspeakable evils will be answered, eventually, with eternal, just, damnation?
What say ye?