Congrats on your decision in joining the Catholic faith.
One thing I learned from being on here years ago was not to listen to anyone who identifies as a " church militant ". An that Michael Voris is just a typical entertainment pesonality and nothing more.
Lastly that no one can actually answer; how come there needs to be a purgatory if we go to reconciliation and do penance, that not only is that not enough ( and then people quote the catechism , which is nice because that is the justified answer that is not allowed to even be considered as a crock ) but we might have to go to purgatory because for some reason, The Holy Trinity is evidently not powerful enough to instantly cleanse us from any " scars " or what ever and in turn make us aware of what we need to be aware of and be whatever.
So basically, you do a crime, you serve your time and are remorseful, and then afterwards just for good measure you get penalized again before getting into Heaven. Awesome.
Just makes going to reconciliation that much more indifferent when you can be just as remorseful on your own, make your own penance or turn yourself and go to prison for what ever, and just still go to purgatory afterwards cause you will probably end up there any way.
I use to think it wasn’t real, now I am pretty much over purgatory and am just more convinced that there is aboslutely no logic or justification for it.
Because if someone wants to talk about " scars " then why is Jesus in heaven with his scars from sin, aka the Crucifix, and then someone says well because, and then the reply is well, why aren’t our scars good reminders for us .
Scars, scars , scars , wedding vows, till death do us part, good times and bad. etc etc. doesn’t really specify to have scars removed so we are not reminded of the pain we caused or endured. More over when Jesus was performing miracles in the New Testament, he didn’t say well im going to cure you , but you need to keep this ointment on and go see a doctor afterward to treat your scars. It was just your sins are forgiven.
So glad the Church has made over 600 some odd rules to keep things simple and not convoluted.