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Choosing conversion as eternity nears.

By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News, 11/2/19

The deathbed is the final battlefield where eternal destiny is decided: heaven or hell.

It is the reason the Catholic Church offers the sacrament of last rites, to fortify souls with the sacrament of penance, anointing of the sick, and viaticum — Holy Communion as food for the eternal journey. Likewise, accounts of deathbed victories, such as those that follow, can serve as powerful food for thought and inspiration among the faithful — and for those open to the truth.

Home From the Range

Dan Burke understood the importance — and the possibility — for a deathbed conversion as he watched his once-strong father slip ever closer towards death this past April. As the president and COO of EWTN News and the president of the Avila Foundation, Burke has dedicated his life to helping people to come to know Christ or to know him more fully. Yet his father was still unconvinced and unbaptized as he lay dying. ….