In response to Father Kenneth Doyle’s Question Corner, quoting the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on those who died before Jesus, I can’t believe that our church is still teaching that billions of souls were just floating around somewhere up there for hundreds of thousands of years, waiting for Jesus to die.

Seems they were locked out of the “gates of heaven.” Heaven has gates? Why did they have to wait for Jesus to die? Wouldn’t their loving creator have immediately received them when their souls left their bodies?

To quote the famous Catholic author C.S. Lewis: “I think that God wants us to grow up.”

Sister Joel Gubler OP

Rosaryville, Ponchatoula