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For the Catholic Purgatory is a period of purification after death.

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Handbag EBARRITO Handbag EBARRITO Grey Grey Grey Grey EBARRITO Handbag Handbag EBARRITO Grey EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven — through a purification or immediately, — or immediate and everlasting damnation. (_Catechism_, 1022)

Purgatory is this period of purification before heaven.

EBARRITO EBARRITO Grey EBARRITO Handbag Grey Grey EBARRITO Handbag Handbag Handbag EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag Grey Grey It’s not always well understood by today’s Catholics but Purgatory is still very much a part of Catholic doctrine.

It is Handbag Grey EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag EBARRITO Grey Grey Grey EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag Handbag EBARRITO Grey Handbag not a “second chance”

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During our human life, we either accept or reject God’s offer of divine grace. Once we die, our choice is definitive. We cannot change our mind after death. (Catechism, 1021)

EBARRITO EBARRITO Grey Handbag EBARRITO Grey Grey Grey EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag Handbag EBARRITO Grey Handbag Handbag Heaven and hell are real. They’re part of a viewpoint that’s fully Catholic and Purgatory is simply a transitional state for those who have merited heaven but still have aspects of their souls that are not yet fully purified. Purgatory is where that purification happens after death.

The souls in Purgatory are assured of salvation. They’ve died in God’s grace and friendship, and will end up in heaven. But they’re not yet in a full state of holiness — the holiness that’s necessary to behold God “face to face” in heaven. (Catechism, 1030)

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The Catholic Church is often accused of inventing the concept of Purgatory out of thin air. Not so!

You don’t hear about it from many who aren’t Catholic but Purgatory does have deep roots in Sacred Scripture as well as PON Handbag SECRET PON Pastel pink AqxZX — the full, living faith of the Apostles as received from Christ.

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The early Christians continued this practice: “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God.” (Grey EBARRITO Handbag Handbag EBARRITO Grey Handbag Handbag EBARRITO Grey Grey Grey EBARRITO EBARRITO Handbag EBARRITO Catechism, 1032)

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Inscriptions on the walls and tombs of the Catacombs testify to the belief of many early Catholics in Purgatory.

The words of the Apostles in the New Testament also clearly tell us about being “tested by fire” (1 Pet 1:7). St. Paul warns us that if someone builds on the true foundation of Christ but doesn’t take care to build well, “the person will be saved, but only as through fire” (1 Cor 3:15).

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Purgatory: part of the Good News

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Purgatory reveals the depth of God’s mercy: even those who are not yet perfect can attain the fullness of heaven.

For Catholics Purgatory helps us hope in perfection even when we can’t completely achieve it in this life.


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