Hell and judgment
Question from on 05-01-2007:
It's my understanding that when we die and are judged by Jesus, everything we have done, good and bad, will be made known. Does that include everything that we have confessed and been forgiven for? I am aware that there is still a temporal punishment due for sins that are forgiven.
Answer by Fr. John Echert on 05-13-2007:
On this point theologians are not in agreement and there is no definitive teaching by the Church. Whether or not the sins of the saints will be manifested in the General Judgment is unknown, but if they are revealed, it will not be for the purpose of causing the saints sadness (incompatible with the happiness of Heaven) but to manifest the great mercy of God.