Please try the menu command File->Open Recent, and see if selecting the items listed there show the photos you are interested in.
If that doesn't work, then please explain your problem in A LOT MORE DETAIL.
I sorted and did all the adjustments on the images... I selected to put them in a catalog...
Your post does not make sense. If you "sorted and adjusted" presumably in LR, then they are already in the catalog; you should not be selecting them to put in the catalog after adjusting. Please explain in step by step detail what your are doing and seeing.