If one were to pass on in a state of pure grace, the soul ascends to its place in heaven. On the final judgement day however, when the resurection of the body occurs, it is taught that again we will face final judgment. I am a little confused over this and I guess my question is, do we ascend to heaven (or hell) upon our death or on the day of final judgement (Christs return).
Although I have read the Catechism section which discussed this topic several times, I am still confused and hoped that someone could provide a brief answer which might make it more clear. Thanks!