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Question from teresa on 11/9/2013:

My brother just passed bout a month and is there a process that they go through just wondering if he's at peace

Answer by Judie Brown on 11/12/2013:

Teresa

Here is what the Catechism says about Purgatory and what a soul experiences prior to entering Heaven:

1031 The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:

As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come.

and you and I can be helpful in the process of a soul still in purgatory being able to get to Heaven sooner, as the Catechism says

1498 Through indulgences the faithful can obtain the remission of temporal punishment resulting from sin for themselves and also for the souls in Purgatory.

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen!

Judie

Judie Brown



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