Purgatory is one of the most contested and misunderstood of Catholic doctrines. The most common objection from Protestants is “Purgatory is not in the Bible!” Other objections include “Purgatory is a man-made invention that lets the Catholic Church make money through the sale of indulgences,” or “to believe in Purgatory is to believe that Christ’s work on the Cross was not sufficient!”
In this presentation, Robert Haddad responds to these objections while giving a detailed outline of the Catholic doctrine on Purgatory. In addition to showing how common objections are baseless, Robert shows why Purgatory is necessary, and expounds on the many verses in Scripture that support it. Finally, Robert shows how belief in Purgatory has clear support in the writings of the Church Fathers, and was integral in the worship of the early Church.
About the Presenter
Robert Haddad is married and has four children. He has a Masters in Theology, Philosophy, and Education. His published works include the Lord of History series (2002), the Christ the Teacher series (2004), and St. Justin: The Case for Christianity (2009). He has also contributed to the Journal for Pastoral Theology (2008). He taught at St. Charbel’s College (7-12) for 15 years, the Centre for Thomistic Studies for 12 years, and has tutored in Theology at UNDA since 2007.