What happened to the Good Thief?

Just asking? Does the Catholic Church teach that the Good Thief went directly to heaven on Good Friday? I am confused because Jesus, after rising from the dead, told Mary Magdalene that he had not yet ascended to the Father. Yet, he told the Good Thief, “This day you shall be with me in Paradise.”

Thanks for your assistance.

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