Question of the Day for Thursday, May 30, 2013
Q. Do you think that people who endure a real long illness with such nobility, say, 5 to 10 years, need to suffer in purgatory?
— Stella L. Rodriguez
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
In its discussion of indulgences the Catechism of the Catholic Church turns to the Council of Trent, which remarked, “every sin, even venial, entails an unhealthy attachment to [created things] which must be purified either here on earth, or after death in the state called Purgatory. This purification frees one from what is called the ‘temporal punishment’ of sin” (No. 1472).
Read the rest of the answer in Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/May27312013/tabid/8714/Default.aspx