Question from on 07-07-2007:
Dear Father Levis, In my Baltimore Catechism No. 3 (1933) on page 17 under the lesson "God and His Perfections;" the explanation under question 27 (If God is everywhere, why do we not see Him?)states that "Man's soul is not a pure spirit because it was created to live within the body of man." Given this fact, what is the form of our soul while we are alive? Does it become pure spirit after we die?
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 07-08-2007:
Wayne, Our soul is spirit but made by God to animate our physical bodies. The soul of angels is pure spirit since they have no body. In Heaven, I presuppose something will change, our bodies will be resurrected and be glorified. But the same soul animating us here on earth will be reunited to our glorious bodies in heaven. Fr. Bob Levis
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