Episode 3 Salvation Begins Now: Last Things First – Deacon Keating continues reflecting on the reality of Purgatory. He discusses the teachings of the saints. What do our current sufferings on earth compare to purgatory? What does the sacrament of reconciliation offer us in this understanding?
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
1030 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 the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven
Deacon James Keating, PhD, the director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation, located at Creighton University, in Omaha.