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Dr. Charles Krauthammer was a well-respected conservative political pundit who died a year ago. I was watching a Fox News program the other day when they mentioned the one year anniversary of his death. I was never a big fan of his, because I believe he wasn’t all that conservative, but I have to admit that he was admirable for his approach to life after becoming a paraplegic from a diving accident. May Dr. Krauthammer rest in the peace of God.

The thing that caught my attention in the mini tribute Fox News had for Dr. Krauthammer was what the Catholic host said. He indicated that Dr. Krauthammer now resides in heaven. That statement is indicative of a very dangerous heresy that has flowed over from Protestantism into the thinking of Catholics, and I think it needs to be addressed.

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Catholic News Notes


Explosive report: Bishop sexually harassed priests, seminarians, spent millions of Church dollars


University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift over abortion ban controversy


Alabama Legislature Bans ‘Free Speech Zones’ On College Campuses


Indianapolis archbishop revokes Jesuit prep school’s Catholic identity


Judge authorizes forced abortion for UK Catholic woman due to her disabilities and mood disorder

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About the author, Joe Sixpack The Every Catholic Guy

I'm Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy, and I'm your go-to guy for all things Catholic! I'm a convert of thirty years, and the Holy Spirit has used me to make hundreds of converts in one-on-one and small group venues. I'm also a consecrated member of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, under the direction of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. I hope we can be friends!

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