One of the most heretical things I hear from neo-con non-trads is: “While hell is a real possibility, we do not know if any person has ever gone there.”  That’s as irresponsible as telling teens, “Yes, we know car accidents are a real possibility, but we have no proof anyone actually dies in car wrecks.”  Of course, the neo-con non-trad would respond to the above paragraph by saying, “Well, I do believe there have been fatal car accidents, but we have no proof in the Magisterium that any humans have ever gone to hell.”

First of all, Jesus spoke about hell and those who have gone there (including Judas—by name) more than anyone in the Bible.  Yes, Jesus spoke about hell (and the angels and humans there) more than St. Paul or the Maccabees or Jeremiah. If the Bible isn’t enough for the modernist (and it never is) the heretic should consider that the Council of Trent infallibly states in chapter 3 in the Decree on Justification: “But, though [Christ] died for all, yet all do not receive the benefit of His death, but those only unto whom the merit of His passion is communicated.”

There you have total and absolute proof from Divine Revelation that certain car accidents do end in fatalities, so to speak.  So, as if Jesus in the Bible and an infallible Council speaking of real people going to hell were not enough, we know the Saints and Mystics of the Church have frequently saw the next world even before they died, and here are some examples of what they said:

“The common opinion is that the greater part of adults are lost.” -Saint Alphonsus Liguori, -Mystic and Doctor of the Church

“It is certain that few are saved.” – Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church

“Out of one hundred thousand sinners who continue in sin until death, scarcely one will be saved.”-Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

“The number of the elect is so small — so small — that, were we to know how small it is, we would faint away with grief: one here and there, scattered up and down the world!” -Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“So vast a number of miserable souls perish, and so comparatively few are saved!” –Saint Philip Neri, mystic

“The greater number of Christians today are damned. The destiny of those dying on one day is that very few – not as many as ten – went straight to Heaven; many remained in Purgatory; and those cast into Hell were as numerous as snowflakes in mid-winter.” -Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, mystic

“Among adults there are few saved because of sins of the flesh. […] With the exception of those who die in childhood, most men will be damned.” -Saint Remigius of Rheims