Filed under: Culture and Catholicism | Tags: Catholic faith, charity, heaven, holy souls, purgatory, Seven Helpers of the Holy Souls
Liberalism hesitates to pronounce the words hell or purgatory in pulpit or in publication, but it is the ancient teaching of the Church, still and always in force, that even when we aim for heaven, live lives of piety, and die in a state of grace, we are lucky to reach purgatory. Almost everyone must go there for a period of purification before we may enter heaven. What is purgatory? Where is it? Does it hurt?
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