I am a Catholic believer and I have never heard of anything definite regarding Purgatory. Today, after years of not going to church, I went. I read a pamphlet that I got from the church and was stunned to find out that the church talks about it. I went to a catholic school during my early years and never was taught or read about it.
I've been reading the Bible intensly for the past few months and haven't seen it in there either. I hope it's not a made up thing to comfort people because now that I have seen it in print and in a church no less, I want to find out the truth about it.