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Ask A Catholic: Is Purgatory Mentioned in the Bible?

What questions do you have about Catholicism? Submit them online, or fill out the form below.  By Mitch Finley Is purgatory mentioned in the Bible? The word “Purgatory” does not appear in the Bible.  It’s simply a shorthand term that refers to a concept that is, indeed, scriptural.  The Catechism of the …

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Does purgatory have a prayer with Protestants?

Most Protestant traditions forcefully rejected the “Romish doctrine” of purgatory after the Reformation nearly 500 years ago. The Protestant discomfort with purgatory hasn’t eased much since: You still can’t find the word in the Bible, critics say, and the idea that you can pray anyone who has died into paradise smacks of salvation by good works.

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