a person is a cradle Catholic, serves as an altar boy, etc.
He marries but is abusive and neglecting of his wife and children. He does everything he can to further his position in life, accumulating massive sums of $… He won’t let his wife leave, even though she is miserable because, well, he is Catholic and doesn’t believe in divorce. He ditches friends who helped him be successful… and generally does what he wants, what seems to be most expedient to him, regardless of consequences, especially those consequences affecting relationships… He lies on a regular basis, etc… When he dies, he leaves nothing much to anyone… but, in an attempt to earn God’s favor, leaves $ to the Church…
Do you think this kind of person
should have a funeral Mass
be admitted into Heaven - with or without Purgatory?
(Yes, i know, we cannot judge… I am just asking for an opinion… )