Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Ask an Apologist
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

 
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Apr 19, '12, 11:11 am
gagesgranny gagesgranny is offline
Trial Membership
 
Join Date: April 19, 2012
Posts: 1
Religion: Catholic
Default Do Catholics beleive they go straight to Heaven when they die?

Hello, I have a friend who is also Catholic and she insists that we ( Catholic's) do not believe that we go to Heaven or Hell when we die but rather to a "holding area" where we are waiting for Armageddon. I was raised Catholic and also went to parochial school and have never heard this before.
  #2  
Old Apr 19, '12, 12:07 pm
Fr. Vincent Serpa Fr. Vincent Serpa is offline
Catholic Answers Apologist
 
Join Date: May 4, 2004
Posts: 4,937
Default Re: Do Catholics beleive they go straight to Heaven when they die?

Dear friend,

What your friend told you is NOT Catholic teaching. There is, of course, the possibility of purgatory before heaven. But some people do go directly to heaven--certainly as in the case of martyrs. Our Lord told the 'good thief' the he would be in heaven that day (Luke 23:43).

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.
 

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Ask an Apologist

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
6495CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: UpUpAndAway
6021Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
5103Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
4615Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: DesertSister62
4240Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
4052OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: Popeye14
3289For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: GLam8833
3261Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: Herculees
2812Let's Empty Purgatory 2
Last by: thephilosopher6
2446SOLITUDE
Last by: beth40n2



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:45 am.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.