Is Purgatory real? Could the Afterlife require suffering? Can the living help alleviate the anguish of the dead? This groundbreaking documentary investigates these compelling life-after-death questions through spiritual, scientific, and cultural persepctives. Drawing on this centuries-old article of faith professed by Catholics, this comprehensive exposé reveals the formidable spiritual alliance Catholics once shared and hope to reinvigorate with the departed souls. Director John B. Clote uncovers new research offering fresh insights unavailable just a generation ago. Now for the first time top scholars, scientists, historians, and church leaders revisit age-old questions and embark on a spiritual quest to unlock the controversy and consolation of Purgatory: The Forgotten Church.