Catechism in a Year
Sunday, June 24, 2018
207. What is life everlasting?
Eternal life is that life which begins immediately after death. It will have no end. It will be preceded for each person by a particular judgment at the hands of Christ who is the Judge of the living and the dead. This particular judgement will be confirmed in the final judgment.
Further reading: CCC 1020, 1051
208. What is the particular judgment?
It is the judgment of the immediate retribution which each one after death will receive from God in his immortal soul in accord with his faith and his works. This retribution consists in entrance into the happiness of heaven, immediately or after an appropriate purification, or entry into the eternal damnation of hell.
Further reading: CCC 1021-1022, 1051
These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC.