Tag: Purgatory

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Purgatory’s Two Great Sufferings

Fr. Mark Goring discusses the state of Purgatory as outlined by mystic and doctor of the Catholic Church, St. Teresa of Avila. He draws on the differences of a soul being in heaven or undergoing a process of purgation, of perfection of the soul in Purgatory. He says that we should allow God to purify our souls through sanctifying grace in this life, as the scriptures say “nothing unclean can enter the kingdom of heaven” [Revelation 21:27]. Fr. Mark says it is a pity that so few even care about purgatory..

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Purgatory in the Bible

Source: Catholic Productions on YouTube Where is purgatory in the Bible? If you asked many people where is Purgatory in the Bible, you may either get blank stares, possibly be told, vaguely, it’s somewhere in the Old Testament (which is true), perhaps in the letters of St. Paul (which is […]

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What You Should Know About Purgatory

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube What is meant by the final purification? Understanding the Catholic notion of purgatory requires knowing the difference between a temporal consequence and an eternal consequence; this difference has nothing to do with damnation and salvation. Some people reject the idea of purgatory because they misunderstand […]

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What is Purgatory?

Source: Catholic Answers at catholic.com Reprinted with permission. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,” which is experienced by those “who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified” (CCC 1030). It notes that “this […]