A question about Purgatory

I have always understood Purgatory to be a part of Heaven. Just a place of penance, but that we are assured of Heaven. However, my Priest told us that we are not assured of Heaven in purgatory, that we can still choose hell. I am so confused.

The following links should help answer your questions about Purgatory. You might pass these on to your priest. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

Recommended Reading:

*] Whatever Happened to Purgatory?
*] The Roots of Purgatory
*]Do Catholics still believe in purgatory?
*]The Logical Case For Purgatory
*]Where Is Purgatory in the Bible?
*]The Bible Blueprint for Purgatory
*]Is Purgatory a Catholic Invention? No Way
*]Does this statement agree with the doctrine of purgatory?

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