Catholic Sistas » perspective from the neck

Masthead header

Category Archives: Purgatory

Linking Confession and Purgatory [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this two part series entitled Linking Confession and Purgatory, I explained the nature of the soul, one’sRead more »

Linking Confession and Purgatory [Part 1]

For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has preached the necessity of Confession and of the existence of Purgatory. I have noticed that whenRead more »

You Did It to Me: Pray for the Living and the Dead

Welcome to the series “YOU DID IT TO ME” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be a twice aRead more »

Five Ways to Avoid Purgatory

In part one of this series on purgatory, we talked about what purgatory is and why it’s logical (and biblical) that we need to be purifiedRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 2

In part one of this series, we talked about what purgatory is and why it’s logical (and biblical) that we need to be purified after deathRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 1

This is the first in a three-part series on purgatory. This article discusses the purpose of purgatory and addresses some common objectionsRead more »

We Need Not Fear the Fire of Purgatory

There are multiple instances, images, and interpretations of fire in the Bible. In the Old Testament we read of judgment (Sodom, GenesisRead more »

Confessions of a Prideful Idiot

Christmas in Ice with 30 preschoolers: another chance to make God laugh. I live in interior Alaska and today was fairly brisk at 20 degreesRead more »

What Are We Afraid Of?

I have been asking myself this question after having lost several relatives in the past year.  My paternal grandmother died last January atRead more »

Redemptive Suffering: The Ultimate Act of Love

As we walked back into my homeroom classroom and my seventh graders marched in the door to their seats, they knew my mood had changed.Read more »

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven

If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary.  Have you ever stopped toRead more »

Purgatory – The Church Suffering

Being military, my family moves often. This comes with its advantages: we have seen different parts of the country; we have friendsRead more »