I was once in a parish and mentioned in an offhand way to the parish priest that I was going to give a homily on Purgatory and Indulgences. I was immediately grounded! “We don’t want to upset people with stuff like that!” Ignoring or denying something doesn’t make it go away.
Here is a quote from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. “As we enter Heaven, we will see them, so many of them coming towards us and thanking us. We will ask them who they are, and they will say a poor soul you prayed for in purgatory.”