Hello all. I hope you had a great weekend. I just came across the great article on Purgatory that does a great job of explaining it. Sadly, even many Catholics don't fully understand what Purgatory is and why we need it. I've always explained it as a sort of "mud room" or a de-con station where your unrepentant sins must be purged before entering into the presence of God. (Purgatory = Place of Purging).
Hat tip to Busted Halo for the excellent mixed media article:
"What the Hell is Purgatory?"