Excuse me, Kathryn, but your position of credibility is unfounded.
The Bible is the Word of God, and the tradition of the R.C.C. is not.
The "true" Church of Jesus Christ are those disciples of His that trust in the substitutionary work of Christ on the Cross, and His resurrection from the dead as the foundation for salvation: nothing else.
The R.C.C. never has had a corner on the Body of Christ. The R.C.C. has killed as many of it's critics in the past as possible.
Any religion that believes in "purgatory" as an end run around true and solitary faith in Christ here on earth, for salvation, is not of God.