Divine Mercy for the Holy Souls

“… After eight days [after the Feast of Easter] let there be another feast observed with honor, the eighth day itself on which He [Jesus] gave me Thomas, who was hard of belief, full assurance, by showing me the print of the nails, and the wound made in His side by the spear.”

St. Thomas the Apostle, writing in The Apostolic Constitutions (Book 5, Chapter 19)

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Vain Repetition: The Rosary and the Holy Souls

In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard (Matthew 6:7). This is a favourite passage from the Bible that is used by Fundamentalists to condemn Catholics. They believe that reciting pre-written prayers and following liturgies are vain repetitions which Jesus … Read moreVain Repetition: The Rosary and the Holy Souls

“I Urge Catholics to Pray for the Dead” – St. Pope John Paul II

To the Most Reverend Raymond Séguy, Bishop of Autun, Châlon and Mâcon, Abbot of Cluny 1. This year, when we are celebrating the millennium of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, established by St. Odilo, fifth Abbot of Cluny, the centenary of the foundation of the Archfraternity of Our Lady of Cluny, committed to … Read more“I Urge Catholics to Pray for the Dead” – St. Pope John Paul II

Historically Speaking

Most Protestants reject the doctrine of Purgatory, believing it to be both unbiblical and an invention of the Catholic Church. They think that the Christians of the early church did not believe in Purgatory or pray for the dead, and these doctrines were created by a corrupted paganized version of Christianity (i.e. the Catholic Church) … Read moreHistorically Speaking