The Afterlife: Is There a Heaven? Is There a Hell?

Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, Ph.D.

Will we see again our loved ones who have passed away? Is there a place after death where we as individuals will survive and connect once again with the people and relationships that shape our lives in the here-and-now? Stories of those with near-death experiences have captured the attention of many in our time. How do these experiences align with accounts in the Bible on life-after-death? How does belief in the afterlife influence the way we live in the here-and-now?


Fr. Dale Launderville
Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, is professor of theology at Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary and the undergraduate Department of Theology of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. He served as dean of the School of Theology from 1989 to 1999 and as rector of Saint John's Seminary from 1992 to 1997. He received a Master of Divinity from Saint John's in 1979 and a doctorate from The Catholic University of America in 1987. His latest book, published by Liturgical Press in 2010, is Celibacy in the Ancient World.








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Monday, May 5 - 6-9 p.m. - Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Ln N, Maple Grove, MN, 56369


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