If You Want To Avoid Purgatory

Many Catholics do not consider the existence of Purgatory. This is due mainly to a poor understanding of this doctrine. It is thought that after death one goes either directly to Heaven or Hell. Those who do understand Purgatory believe that it is very difficult if not impossible to avoid it. Fortunately, Our Lord has … Read more If You Want To Avoid Purgatory

The Litany of the Faithful Departed

Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us, Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed. God the Holy … Read more The Litany of the Faithful Departed

Chaplet of the Holy Souls

This devotion is a simple and quick way to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. It is prayed using traditional rosary beads. On the large beads of the Rosary recite: O holy Souls draw the fire of God’s love into my soul to reveal Jesus crucified in me here on earth rather than hereafter … Read more Chaplet of the Holy Souls

Answering Fundamentalists

There are 2.1 billions Christians in this world. We are the largest religious group and the closest rival are the 1.7 billion Muslims. Catholics number 1.3 billion and Protestants are around 350 million. In spite of the much larger number of Catholics, Protestants are very active in western nations. Many Catholics have been converted over to their faith, but this is mainly due to the Catholics ignorance of their own faith and being unable to respond to attacks against it. While this chapter will not be a complete course on Catholic apologetics, it will give you enough information to defend the doctrine of Purgatory.

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Private Revelations

There are two types of revelation: general and private. General revelations are the teachings handed down to us from Jesus and the Apostles. These revelations ended with the Apostles and they must be believed by all Christians. Private revelations, on the other hand, have been occurring since the time of the Apostles. These are not new teachings to add to the Gospel. They are messages from God to help us in our lives, or to help others. They can also be warnings to problems which can be averted if we heed them.

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