Tag Archive: Purgatory

Fear not? It all depends.

What’s going on when people who needn’t fear death…do, and those who should fear it…don’t? A godly woman whose cancer has returned with a vengeance grips the rails of her hospital bed as… Continue reading

Purgatory as a perennial time-out

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you… Continue reading

Dirty birds and a divine bath. Or, the presumptuousness of Purgatory

Anyone who knows me well knows I am not a bird lover. I am not even a bird liker. Birds are rude and crude…making nests in my house, using my lawn and outdoor… Continue reading

Diving for sins

I’m talking about Purgatory again…just to give you a heads-up right at the top in case the torturous flames aren’t of concern or interest to you. Some may wonder why I am spending… Continue reading

Puzzles and Purgatory

When I was younger I had a recurring dream, or more specifically a recurring element in my dreams, which was so ethereally thrilling that upon waking I would almost despair that it was… Continue reading

It’s Greek to me

If there’s one good thing I can say about the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory, it’s that at least it reflects an understanding of the holiness of God and his hatred of sin. But… Continue reading

(Almost) nobody’s perfect

My husband and I own an outdoor party center, and every three or four days during the season you can find me mowing our considerable acreage for about 2 and a half hours… Continue reading

Indulgences – drawing down debt

This is No. 10 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. When I was considering doing this month-long series on the Catholic Church, I made a list of her teachings… Continue reading

The doctrine of Purgatory

This is No. 9 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember shortly before my father died, standing at the foot of his sickbed as two nuns prayed for… Continue reading