Can someone point to an authoritative document by the Church that shows our belief on whether ghosts exist? (not the Holy Ghost).
I had thought that when you die, you go straight to judgment. However, although Church documents say that a person is judged it does not say it is immediate (at least int he sources I have).
Is it possible that for some souls, a level in Purgatory lets them have some access to our existence (perhaps to encourage us to pray for them)?
Again, anything authoritative would help (like a reference, etc).