Purgatory

In Death, an Opportunity

This month we wish to share with you a powerful story from a Marian Helper from Kansas, Kristen Kurth. As the Holy Souls Sodality continues our year dedicated to St. Joseph, Kristen's testimony proves again the intercessory power of this patron of a happy death.

My father, Glen Kurth, was born in western Kansas in 1925. He was baptized in a Protestant church and raised Christian. After getting married, he and my mother, Marion, tried a number of Protestant churches, but they never stayed with any of them for very long.

Part 2: The Mystery of Purgatory

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is part 2 of Dr. Robert Stackpole's response to a Protestant student in one of his theology classes who recently asked him to defend the Catholic doctrine of purgatory. Read part one.

By Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD (Oct 27, 2009)

All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve that holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

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