Since the Church uses Maccabees as one of the scriptural justifications for Purgatory, and it was an ancient Jewish tradition and practice, does that mean with the New Covenant of Jesus that Purgatory is obsolete and is “fulfilled”?
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.
*] 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