Helping Stuck Souls! (Purgatory, Fr. Nathan Castle, OP) – Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

Suppose you had a dream of a stranger who died and is calling out to you for help from the afterlife? This is. the situaton that confronted Fr. Nathan Castle. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk to Fr. Castle about how he began receiving these dreams and what he has done about them.

Further Resources:
• Fr. Castle’s book Afterlife Interrupted: Book 1:
• Fr. Castle’s book Afterlife Interrupted: Book 2:
• Fr. Castle’s website:
• Fr. Castle’s podcast:
• Fr. Castle’s YouTube channel:


29 Replies to “Helping Stuck Souls! (Purgatory, Fr. Nathan Castle, OP) – Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World”

  1. Eastern Orthodox Christians might be more familiar with the concept of the “Toll House”.

  2. It also sounds a little like “The Great Divorce” which is a novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1945, based on a theological dream vision of his in which he reflects on the Christian conceptions of Heaven, (purgatory) and Hell. The working title was Who Goes Home? but the final name was changed at the publisher's insistence.

  3. This sounds a lot like the movie “The Sixth Sense” is a 1999 American psychological thriller film

    Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable

  4. Why does the afterlife sound like one of those kitchy and stupid seventh day adventist pamflets.

  5. Beth Luther says:

    This is quite new to me. Thank you – gives me lots to think about.

  6. Kall_Me_Kiwi says:

    Gut shouting out that there is deception afoot

  7. Cole Perry says:

    Sounds like spiritualist inward emotionally based “ear itching” nonsense- sorry

  8. What a wonderful interview. Thank you ❤

  9. For me, the best argument in favor of his authenticity is his stance of humility. His general attitude seems genuine and down-to-earth. But the best argument against it is the fact that he just so happens to be the only person in out of billions who does this work. What’s the point of a single man (and his team) helping a mere 500-600 people (as he said) when in fact many, many more people die in a single day!

  10. Neb Olevar says:

    This sounds highly suspect. I was intrigued at first, but it got more questionable as it went. Frankly, the praying with non-Christians combined with ambiguous-at-best statements throughout seems to throw the whole thing out. I hope (and trust) Jimmy will get into the red flags next week.

  11. holding my breath until next week's episode…

  12. doctrine of rewards…. these rewards are heavenly so its false

  13. well the bible says to test every spirit to see who it serves… the devil or God….then you can see if it lines up with the word of God…. so, so far there are two crosses…. as the dead can not contact the living…. and two there is no purgatory….and regards to purgatory…. it does not exist and mary does not go down to such a place to get people out of there…. its a lie…. simple as that

  14. Jack Leurs says:

    Mr. Aken shouldn’t talk anymore with this priest who seems to be corrupted by the devil. The priest should be ministering to living people. “Helping” dead people is only a grace from God to aid in our own salvation; it doesn’t change the soul’s fate once a person has died.
    This priest is being distracted from the work Jesus Christ would have him accomplish. Maybe, if he’s supposed to become an exorcist then probably he should start studying for that job along with reflecting upon his own experience and insight.

  15. Daniel Cavi says:

    I was looking for something different to read a couple of weeks ago and happened upon Fr. Nathan’s book. I was wondering if he might appear as a topic on this podcast, and it looks like that question’s been answered! I look forward to listening; I had a lot of the same questions that other commenters are raising while reading his stuff, and welcome Jimmy’s thoughts. 😊

  16. Catholica says:

    Fantastic interview and episode. I’ve been following Fr Nathan Castle a few months now and I thought you asked great questions Jimmy. God bless you both.

  17. elainejan says:

    I’m skeptical. It sounds nice but I have many questions.

  18. Gospel MAN says:

    I had a dream that the Catholic Church was controlled by satan!!

  19. _ready_ says:

    Y’all still paying money to get folks out?

  20. This priest sounds pretty heterodox – I'm very skeptical of the whole story. I also checked out his website and viewed one of his masses. Looks like a typical modernist "feel-good, everybody gets to heaven" kind of situation.

  21. This is fascinating, but I am disturbed by several things. The apparent religious indifferentism and the "flavor" of channeling are only two concerns I have. This spirit definitely needs to be tested. Carefully.

  22. nanagaga2001 says:

    Thinking of all the possible souls who are stuck I have to wonder if there are other people who have this calling.

  23. Did anyone choose Virgil or Beatrice for their guides???

  24. Reminds me of Fr. Michel Rodrigue.

  25. Sounds like necromancy

  26. Anne Zadra says:

    Jimmy, I’m a great fan of yours but this stretches me too far. I had to quit listening.

  27. I don't buy it. He's helping non-Christians pray to get their non-Christian friends into heaven? Nah…

  28. Excited for part 2 because I don’t know what to think.

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