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Offline Pravoslavbob

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Re: Greek Catholics and Purgatory
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2009, 10:14:31 AM »
Technically all Catholics are required to accept the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory, this would include all Eastern and Oriental Catholics. The councils have pronounced anathemas on any who reject this doctrine.
However, very little about Purgatory has been defined in council. Basically, we know that there is purifcation after death for those who die in the State of Grace but still need some sanctification. We know that the purification is not fun (it involves some kind of suffering)....

Well, the Catholic catechism as quoted in this thread clearly states that Catholics must believe in a purifying fire, not just "some kind of suffering.".  If this is meant only in a metaphorical sense, then why doesn't it say so?
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Re: Greek Catholics and Purgatory
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2009, 10:38:40 AM »
Technically all Catholics are required to accept the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory, this would include all Eastern and Oriental Catholics. The councils have pronounced anathemas on any who reject this doctrine.
However, very little about Purgatory has been defined in council. Basically, we know that there is purifcation after death for those who die in the State of Grace but still need some sanctification. We know that the purification is not fun (it involves some kind of suffering)....

Well, the Catholic catechism as quoted in this thread clearly states that Catholics must believe in a purifying fire, not just "some kind of suffering.".  If this is meant only in a metaphorical sense, then why doesn't it say so?
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Re: Greek Catholics and Purgatory
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2009, 09:58:37 PM »
If I was in purgatory, I would want none of this temporary satisfaction everyone is talking about.

Has anyone even polled the Catholics living in Greece what they think?  This may not even all be relevant without that data.
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Re: Greek Catholics and Purgatory
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2009, 08:42:23 AM »
I wonder if these Catholics living in Greece believe the in the Gello and Stoicheia too.

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Re: Greek Catholics and Purgatory
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2009, 10:37:22 PM »
It was an ugly split, but most posts about Purgatory that did not relate back to the Eastern-rite Catholics were merged into our Purgatory catch-all thread.  http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13820.0.html

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