I know the Catholic Teaching (which is explained well from Catholic Answers and from my Catechism I bought) that to die in mortal sin will condemn that person as mortal sin separates that person from God (and you can’t repent after you die).
However, it is of some concern because I am a converting Catholic.
This example is me, but I am uncomfortable to use myself in this example, so I will call the person Tom.
Tom is a converting Catholic and won’t be able to go to confession until next year (before Easter Vigil assuming his baptism is valid if I am correct). If Tom were to somehow die before receiving confession next year, and to die in mortal sin (which he has as he never received confession before) does that mean he is condemned?
Here are other two miscellaneous examples to further tell what I’m trying to talk about.
Although this is a very horrible example, what if during a war (World War I or II), there are people in a parish waiting to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. There is a sudden air raid and ends up destroying the parish and everyone in the parish die. For those with mortal sin are they condemned?
Or how about in the case of two people who commit a mortal sin. Person A at the end, says he committed a mortal sin and says he will go to confession right now (he is repentant). Person B is a staunch atheist and is offended by Person A, and murders him on the spot, preventing Person A from going to confession. Is Person A condemned?
I know there is imperfect and perfect contrition, but people on the forum seem to imply that perfect contrition is hard and difficult to do. So for intents and purposes, any of the examples only express imperfect contrition.
So my questions are
- in any of those two miscellaneous examples are they all condemned or we don’t know?
- In my specific case, what is Tom’s fate?