God’s Mercy and Deathbed Conversions

Catholic Stand, Anrhony S. Layne: Does God forgive deathbed converts? Of course. This shouldn’t even be a head-scratcher. However, some people don’t take kindly to the notion that God might allow Johnny-come-latelies into the kingdom. Grumbled @barth_bro on Twitter, “I just worked my butt off to walk in righteousness my entire life. If Jesus forgives deathbed converts, I’m going to be livid.” Fr. Matthew Schneider quipped that he saw it right after tweeting, “Tell us you’re a Pelagian without telling us you’re a Pelagian.” My question was, “Ever heard of a guy named Dismas?” Read more in full