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Thread #94716   Message #1835706
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Sep-06 - 09:12 PM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Mary, the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls Purgatory a "state of purification" to prepare one for entrance into Heaven. Most of our concept of Purgatory comes from Dante's Purgatorio. I prefer the idea of purgatory presented in The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which is quite possibly more consistent with Catholic doctrine. I suppose Hitler and a few other truly evil people may be in Hell, but logic tells me that most ordinary people don't fit into the Hitler category.
-Joe Offer-