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Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory   Editor’s Note: Dear faithful friends and readers, on this All Souls’ Day (the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed) during this year of mercy, and throughout the month of November, which the Church dedicates to the deceased, we invite you to join us in praying this litany for the holy souls in purgatory (one of several commonly available... Read More

Fire of Mercy: A Retreat Guide for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

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FIRE OF MERCY: A RETREAT GUIDE FOR ALL SAINTS’ DAY AND ALL SOULS’ DAY   The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Fire of Mercy, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. When was the last time you thought about what happens after we die? Certainly, you already know what happens—we all learned it in Catechism class: first comes death, unavoidable for all of us, then comes judgment,... Read More

Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire

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Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire Perhaps you were expecting a post along the lines of: “If you participate in Halloween,” you’re aiding and abetting evil. Well, depending on one’s intention, that may very well be the case. I look at the displays all over the yards here where my family lives and you can’t help but feel the evil influence lurking beneath seemingly “benign”... Read More

Why You Don’t Want to Go to Purgatory

October 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Last Things, Matthew Leonard, Purgatory

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Editor’s Note: It give us great pleasure to introduce you to Matthew Leonard, who joins our writing team today.  He is the Executive Director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, has written several books, is in demand as a speaker and has his own radio show and has appeared on EWTN, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, CBS Radio, and the list goes on! Please welcome him warmly... Read More

On the General Judgment

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ON THE GENERAL JUDGMENT “The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgment.” cf Psalm 9:17 At present, there is no one in this world more despised than Jesus Christ. There is more respect shown to a peasant than to the Lord; for we are afraid to insult a peasant, or provoke him to anger, lest he should seek revenge. But insults are offered to God, and are repeated as wantonly as if he... Read More

On the Particular Judgment

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ON THE PARTICULAR JUDGMENT “We must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 Consider the appearance, the accusation, the examination, and the sentence. With regard to the appearance of the soul before her Judge, it is the common opinion of theologians, that the particular judgment takes place at the very moment of death; and that on the very spot where... Read More

Preparation for Death Series

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Preparation for Death Series This is a listing of meditations from the “Preparation for Death” series written by Saint Alphonsus M. Liguori, Doctor of the Church. They were originally published in 1758. That means they contains some dated references. Nevertheless, the teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for Lenten... Read More

Preparation for Death: Gone to Eternity

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Preparation for Death Editor’s Note: Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten reflection series: “Preparation for Death”, written by St. Alphonsus M. Liguori and originally published in 1758. That means it contains some dated references. Nevertheless, its teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for your Lenten... Read More

Prayer and Purgatory: Thresholds to Glory

November 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Last Things, Prayer, Purgatory

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Prayer and Purgatory: Thresholds to Glory Purgatory and prayer are both the thresholds to Glory. In both cases, the disciple of the Lord receives purification to live life to the full, to be free, to stand before God and, finally, to see his face. If we are not purified, healed, strengthened and taught how to love, we are not ready for such glory. Prayer is better than purgatory when it comes... Read More

Otherworldly Series

October 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Death and Dying, Last Things, Trent Beattie

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Otherworldly Series Baseball Coach Rich Donnelly Shows You Can Go Home Again Editor’s Note: If you’ve ever doubted the connection between souls in the Church Militant (that’s us) and souls in the next life, read and doubt no more… Baseball coach Rich Donnelly has a World Series story that is out of this world. Rich Donnelly’s daughter Amy had passed away four years before... Read More

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