Dr. Charles Krauthammer was a well-respected conservative political pundit who died a year ago. I was watching a Fox News program the other day when they mentioned the one year anniversary of his death. I was never a big fan of his, because I believe he wasn’t all that conservative, but I have to admit that he was admirable for his approach to life after becoming a paraplegic from a diving accident. May Dr. Krauthammer rest in the peace of God.
The thing that caught my attention in the mini tribute Fox News had for Dr. Krauthammer was what the Catholic host said. He indicated that Dr. Krauthammer now resides in heaven. That statement is indicative of a very dangerous heresy that has flowed over from Protestantism into the thinking of Catholics, and I think it needs to be addressed.
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Purgatory: Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints by Rev. Fr. F. X. Schouppe, S.J. (most highly recommended)
The Biblical Basis For Purgatory by John Salza (a good resource)
Purgatory: Heaven’s Healing Waters by W.J. Novack (a good apologetic)
Hungry Souls: Supernatural Visits, Messages, and Warnings from Purgatory by Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg (I’ve never read this book, but it’s published by TAN Books, and they publish only the best Catholic books.)
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