Thank you for the question, Buddha-Full. I appreciate that you are not trying to be argumentative. For whatever it’s worth, I did not hear you as being argumentative, anyhow.
Please read my answer with the same lovingkindness as you have offered to us all here. :love:
As a Catholic (cradle, by the way) who happens to have earned an upper-division, public university minor in Comparative Religion… perhaps I can assist you with my answer.
First, there is no Christian doctrine or dogma from any Christian church (which does, of course, include Catholic) that does NOT believe any of what I’ll tell you next.
We are all conceived with both one mortal body and one immortal soul at the same moment. That’s all we get, and there ain’t no more.
EVERYone has “only” one lifetime because we do NOT lose our life once our body has died.
When we die, we do not “leave this world again.” What we do do (do-be-do-be-do :whistle: ) is we leave this world “just once.”
We all will die (that is, our body will die) ONCE. When our body dies, our immortal soul continues.
When Jesus comes for the second time (the first time being when he was born of the Virgin Mary), everyone will get their own body resurrected.
CHRIST’S RESURRECTION – AND OURS
There’s a difference between “reinstated” and “resurrected.”
Not “reinstated.” m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=reinstated
We do not have any idea of what exactly our resurrected body will be like, look like, etc. What we do know is that Jesus’ body, after His resurrection, had somewhat of a different quality about it.
I invite y’all to read this Web page at Catholic Answers that addresses your question. Does this help for you to understand our Catholic faith about this topic? (I hope so… )
Here’s Paragraph #1017 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that is mentioned in that Resurrection of the Body article (above).
Our faith tells us that every human has been made in the image of God. Even if you’re not Christian, you too are made in the image of God.
(p.s. Realize, please, that we do NOT replicate God… we are simply and wonderfully made in His image)
When each of us die, we will be judged right then and there.
*I. THE PARTICULAR JUDGMENT
1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.592 The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith. The parable of the poor man Lazarus and the words of Christ on the cross to the good thief, as well as other New Testament texts speak of a final destiny of the soul–a destiny which can be different for some and for others.593
1022 Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven-through a purification594 or immediately,595 – or immediate and everlasting damnation.596
At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.597*
Hope all this helps you to understand this concept, Buddha-Ful?