Yes Hell is a place as is Heaven. This is not controversial in any mainstream Christian denomination. The concept of a burning hell and lots of other things about the afterlife are. As well as that how you get there is. Calvinists believe 'once saved always saved', Arminians believe you can lose your salvation, for Catholics it is being in a state of grace conferred by the priesthood (ie having confessed your sins).antman said:Honestly don't know how they can make it more explicit for you Lee. Orthodox Catholicism sees Hell as a place where people go and burn in fire for all eternity. Your interpretation of the Catechism (or mine) as a non-Catholic doesn't matter. That's what these people teach and believe. They also believe that demons still possess people and must be exorcised.