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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 2: Purgatory—Why Would Anyone Go Through This?! (Catholicism Series)


CATHOLICISM Preview: Purgatory—Why Would Anyone Go Through This?!

Book Resources: Chapter 2, Section 3: Unity in Common Worship

Film Focus Point: This video is an excerpt from Fr. Robert Barron’s acclaimed series “Catholicism” in which he elucidates the Catholic understanding of purgatory.

Text Focus Point: Pages 72–73

Discussion Questions:

  1. In what sense is the experience of the penitents at Lough Derg something like the experience of purgatory?
  2. In what ways has your previous understanding of purgatory changed?
  3. In what sense does human freedom continue into eternity?

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