Does the Soul Ever Die?


Q: I was recently asked, what do I believe, does the soul/spirit actually die when the body expires? I said no the soul doesn’t die. Am I right or wrong?

Soul signifies the “spiritual principle in humanity.” Because the Greeks often emphasized that the soul needed to escape the body, we often have a tendency to prefer the soul to the body.

However, this is not Catholic theology. The body is nothing without the soul and the body gives animation to the soul. They work in consort throughout human life. We care for our bodies respectfully.

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To your question more directly, the soul is immortal. It is the essential part of the human body that likens us to God’s image. It does separate from the body at death but will also reunite with the body at the final resurrection.