EWTN Catholic Q&A
Question from al on 10-14-2012:

I believe that the soul is immortal. But, does the soul grow in maturity? - why cant we clearly remember the things if childhood? Is the soul and memory linked?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 10-21-2012:

Dear Asilva,

Our nature is to be souls in a body. Now our body affects us as can be seen by the fact that our brains work differently so that there are people of low, medium and high intelligence. But let us get hit over the head and suffer brain damage or get old, and we do not understand things very well. But in the next life our souls will be in perfect working order and be united with a body that is in perfect working order. We will also look a lot better.

Dr. Geraghty

Dr. Geraghty