This month's picks deal with Purgatory.

Always a good place to start, the Catechism of the Catholic Church has the definitive summary on Purgatory. Go to sections 1030-1032 at scborromeo.org/ccc/p123a12.-htm.

Next, you will want to read what Pope John Paul II said about Purgatory during his 1999 Wednesday Audience at vatican.va/-holy_father/john_paul_ii/audiences/1999/documents/hf_jpii_aud_04081999_en.html.

For those who want to do more in-depth research on Purgatory, read what St. Thomas Aquinas had to say about it in his Summa Theologiae at newadvent.org/summa/700100.htm

A substantial treatise on Purgatory can be found in the 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia at newadvent.org/cathen/12575a.htm.

Indulgence information has been changed since this encyclopedia edition. See the Enchiridion of Indulgences at ourladyswarriors.-org/indulge for up-to-date information.

The Friends of the Suffering Souls at http://1earth.net/~foss is an organization that assists the souls in Purgatory by arranging for Masses to be offered each and every day of the year for their benefit and especially for the benefit of deceased members.

For more Purgatory sites, see my Purgatory category in my online Catholic Internet Yellow Pages at monksofadoration.org/purgator.ht ml.

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