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Ask any one of the 68 million Catholics in this country if animals will be in heaven and you will get as many answers are there are ice cream flavors. Most Catholics have personal feelings about the subject, but really aren’t familiar with what Bible scripture says or what the Church teaches on it.
An old Church joke goes, “When the dawn brings the new day, the Franciscan awakens and says, ‘Thank you God for the beautiful morning’; a Jesuit awakens and says, ‘Good God, its morning!’” Though funny, it is a general analogy to the mindset of most of the Catholic populous. We either believe creation is important and animals go to heaven or we don’t. Why is that? Is the answer really in black or white? What does scripture and the Church say on the subject? Why don’t we know this?
More than just an answer to “Do dogs go to heaven?”, this book is a journey closer to the God who loves and cares for all He has created. It examines the tenets of the Catholic faith on the subject of life beyond this world for animals and creation, and why Catholics may or may not believe in such. It encompasses God’s creation of all things; the universal call to all humankind to be stewards of the earth; the truth that Jesus came to redeem us and all of creation; that humankind was created to be a co-operator with God in caring for all things; and a look at this good and great God of covenants.
This book also addresses preparing your animal companion to pass and coping with the ensuing grief, offering support and help to those faced with saying good-bye to a pet member of the family.
Finally, this book is a call to action for all Catholics to begin an active, responsible and informed stewardship of creation.
Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know! is an engaging theological and timeless look at the possibility of a heavenly continuance for creation, most especially the animals. It is written to be easily read and understood, affirming the belief that God loves all He has created and by His plan for the redemption of humankind through Jesus, He draws all things to their ultimate destiny as ordained by Him.