The Last Things
by Christian Holden
St Anthony Communications has recently launched a new DVD, "The Last Things," a production in collaboration with members of the Evangelium Project. With a running time of 32 minutes, the DVD provides an insightful, beautiful and sensitive presentation of the timeless truths of the Catholic Faith concerning those things that bring each and every human life to its conclusion.
For each and every person in this world, through all the trials and uncertainties, there is one thing we can all be certain about: we will die. Despite this reality, many people spend their lives trying to ignore or avoid contemplating their own mortality. And yet, without approaching each day of our lives with this reality in mind, we are unable to fully grow and mature in the spiritual life and become the saints we are called to be.
This film presents the reality of death and what will follow for every person: first the particular Judgment before God, then Heaven or Hell as our destination for all eternity. The Catholic teaching on Purgatory is also explained giving examples from the Scriptures and philosophy.
Powerful music and imagary is used throughout the film and commentary is provided by four priests: Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Jeremy Davies, Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Beruz Rafat.