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Why You Don’t Want to Go to Purgatory

October 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Last Things, Matthew Leonard, Purgatory

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Editor’s Note: It give us great pleasure to introduce you to Matthew Leonard, who joins our writing team today.  He is the Executive Director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, has written several books, is in demand as a speaker and has his own radio show and has appeared on EWTN, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, CBS Radio, and the list goes on! Please welcome him warmly and make him feel at home. Why... Read More

Prayer and Purgatory: Thresholds to Glory

November 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Last Things, Prayer, Purgatory

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Prayer and Purgatory: Thresholds to Glory Purgatory and prayer are both the thresholds to Glory. In both cases, the disciple of the Lord receives purification to live life to the full, to be free, to stand before God and, finally, to see his face. If we are not purified, healed, strengthened and taught how to love, we are not ready for such glory. Prayer is better than purgatory when it comes to this work of grace.  It... Read More

Object Permanence: Purgatory, Spiritual Realities Denial

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Paul McCusker, Purgatory

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Life, As I Find It I remember reading about a condition, long thought to exist in babies, where an item only existed if it was within sight. The moment it went out of sight, it no longer existed. The phenomenon was called “Object Permanence” and many psychologists have subscribed to the notion, especially for children under six months of age. The idea of “Object Permanence” came to mind recently when I was discussing Purgatory... Read More

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