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[color=blue:3dcdnqdz]Here is a answer from one of my Catholic friends.[/color:3dcdnqdz]

this is a complex issue. yes the soul leaves the body, the soul being the “form” of the body: i.e. that what makes us what we are and which gives form to the matter of which we are composed (and remember the “matter” in our bodies is constantly in flux: presumably there isn’t one atom in your body now that was there when you were a child; yet the form is there, providing you with a “nature” and a continuity that you could not have if you were nothing but matter in motion). and yes, the form will be re-united with a glorified body: it will be you but with a mode of existence that we cannot possibly imagine. now remember that we are also talking about things that take place outside of time as we know time, so it is possible that we get a glorified body (assuming that we don’t go to hell, where we will also have a body but not a glo ried one, a hideous one rather) immediately after our death in this space time continuum. people who have had “out of body” or “near death” experiences tend to support this notion inasmuch as they have a sense of being in some kind of body(as well as in a state of being which they find impossible to describe to us). anyway, what we might think of as a million yrs is “now” on the other side. this of course is a very inadequate treatment of an extremely complex philosophical and theological matter. and perhaps the bottom line is that we simply don’t know when we will “rise” again: it may be at the end of earthly time or it may be immediately after death. we’ll find out when we get to the other side: until then, well, as i said, there are some mind numbing questions involved.