Peter Steinfels needs to spend more time in cyberspace

He naively writes:

“Catholic teaching affirms the existence of hell as a place of eternal punishment and separation from God but has never stated that any particular individuals are damned or that humans could know that.”

A quick visit to cyberspace would introduce him to all sorts of people who are absolutely positive they know who is and is not in hell. Like Buzz Lightyear, they’re always sure.