Hi, James —
I just wanted to add to what my colleague
has said. Another area of confusion
can arise when using the phrase praying
for the dead. We say this with an
earthly, not heavenly, mind set because
we are still on our earthly journey (being
part of the Church Militant).
the dead are not dead. They are more
alive then any one on Earth whether
their self-love is being burned off
in Purgatory or they are in Heaven.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and
the Life." (John 14:6)
When Catholics refer to the dead, they are using that term, from an earthly, living point of view, seeing those on Earth are obviously not dead.
- As a Catholic, can you pray to
your dead relatives and ask them
to pray for you?
Yes!, but there is no reason
why a person who dies with absolutely
no self-love on their soul can't go straight to
Heaven but it is very hard for many.
This is why
I started (with my colleague, Brian) my other website dedicated
to praying for the Holy Souls in
Our goal is to have Purgatory Prayer
Programs started in all fifty states.
God's Guest of tomorrow!
Heaven can't wait!
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That said, please provide the courtesy of replying to our e-mails. Some requestors have asked for one and after a program has been put in the mail, we never hear back from them. If you aren't going reply to our e-mails or use it, don't ask for one.
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Hope this helps,