I'm not a Catholic but looking into it! I'm very curious on the doctrine of Purgatory... Is there any biblical foundations of it or is it just from tradition? And is it even mentioned/emphasized as much today?
Thanks in advance! - Anonymous
Sure! Probably the easiest thing is for me to give you some trustworthy links: this one and then this one. Only go here if you’re feeling particularly adventuresome. And sure, it’s mentioned today, but really the most important thing is to keep our eyes on God’s love (which is practically another way of saying “heaven,” in some funny way), so it certainly doesn’t get a lot of “prime time” in Catholic preaching. Purgatory doesn’t really motivate anyone except out of fear (same with hell), whereas Heaven should motivate us for all the right reasons.
Hope it helps… God bless you!
- Father Shane