No. “Soul sleep” is not a teaching of the Catholic Church.
S. Paul said that “absent from the body” is present with our LORD (2 Co 5).
Souls cannot sleep anyhow. Sleep is a body function; only BODIES can sleep.
And when I was reading up to try and find out more about this, I read that the same bodies we have today will be the ones we have when we die but a lot of old bodies are dust and it also means that elderly, frail people and amputees will be resurrected frail or missing limbs.
No. In 1 Co 15, S. Paul compares our human bodies to “seeds.”
The seed planter does not sow “the body that shall be,” but a seed body, literally. The new plant is the “body” that comes up.
So when a human body goes into the ground, is the seed of a new body, spiritual body, pneumatikon soma. Pneumatikon soma does not depend on the old body being intact. The old body is just the seed-body.
So I was wondering do any of you know where I can find verses that confirm that when people die they do to Heaven, Hell or Purgatory when they die? And possibly that when we get resurrected, we get improved bodies?
2 Co 5 “absent from the body”
1 Co 15 sown in weakness raised in power
Sown in lowliness raised in glory
Sown a natural body [biological or “human body”], raised a spiritual
body [pneumatikon soma].
There is no sense of time or waiting for the spiritual body, because time is physical, measured off by our thoughts, pulse, breathing, etc. You will roll your eyes back in death, and open them as a BODY who is alive forever.