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Old Nov 9, '12, 7:39 am
eiram69adnaw eiram69adnaw is offline
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Default Do any people go directly to heaven after they die?

I am teaching the seventh grade about temporal punishment due to sin. One of the students asked if anyone can go straight to heaven after dying since we all need to atone for the temporal punishment. What do I say?
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Old Nov 9, '12, 10:59 am
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Hi,

Certainly martyrs and people who have suffered greatly before they die, go directly to heaven. Jesus promised good thief in the Gospel that he would be in paradise that very day---but after he died from being crucified. His Purgatory was here on earth--as it can be for many of us.

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