Catholic believe in two judgements (a) a particular Judgement
(b) great judgement.
Particular Judgement is when you die, you know which way your going.
Great Judgement: Everyone will know where your going
There are two judgments: 1) The particular judgment when at the moment of death “Every man receives his eternal recompense in his immortal soul from the moment of his death in a PARTICULAR JUDGMENT by Christ, the judge of the living and the dead. ” (CCC 1051; Hebrews 9:27) 2) The general judgment “…when Christ returns in glory. Only the Father knows the day and the hour; only he determines the moment of its coming. Then through his Son Jesus Christ he will pronounce the final word on all history. We shall know the ultimate meaning of the whole work of creation and of the entire economy of salvation and understand the marvellous ways by which his Providence led everything towards its final end. The Last Judgment will reveal that God’s justice triumphs over all the injustices committed by his creatures and that God’s love is stronger than death. CCC 1040; Matthew 25:31-46)[/quote:1qxm0mlf]