Agreed. I was reacting to the statement that he was in Purgatory. We don’t know that either. He could have gone straight to Heaven.
I agree with you that we don’t really know how God judges us after death or how many souls need Purgatory. When I pray for someone who’s died, I always ask God to apply my prayers to that person, but, if that person doesn’t need them, to apply them to someone who has no one to pray for him while he’s in Purgatory. I’m pretty sure most of us will need Purgatory for at least a brief visit!
Fair enough. ‘Tis a point of irritation to me when Catholics assume that a soul is automatically in heaven because they were “a good person” during life, or something along those lines.
Then again, I have many points of irritation. ;)