On Praying For The Dead

Thanks to Geoff for this video link just received. This has to be the clearest teaching I have ever received on the subject. The video ends with a short talk by a St Joseph’s Hospice nursing sister, which is well worth your attention also.

You all have got to watch this!

Please remember Fr John Edwards SJ in your own prayers for the dead, and ask God for more harvest workers like him.

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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2 Responses to On Praying For The Dead

  1. Brother Burrito says:

    Nice to see the Jesuits fielding some class.

    They have come in for a lot of criticism over the years for reasons that escape me. All I can say is that my life was turned back to Christ by reading a Jesuit’s book. They can do no wrong in my view.


  2. kathleen says:

    @ Brother Burrito

    It is impossible to please everyone, as the saying goes! Centuries ago the Jesuits were criticised precisely because they were utterly loyal to the Pope and Magisterium….. so that didn’t please the more liberal factions in the Church. After Vatican II they completely ‘changed their tune’, and became far more interested in expounding ‘social justice’ than in teaching the basics of Catholic Doctrine. Many saw this as something in direct opposition to St Ignatius Loyola, their founder’s, desire: to be the Pope’s fiercest defenders. This switch of ideology led them into getting involved in combatting extreme right wing governments (especially in Latin and Central America), and promoting Marxist Liberation Theology. You might remember Blessed Pope JP II gave them a notorious and well-publicised scolding, reminding them in no uncertain terms that they were above all priests, not politicians!
    One of the consequences of all this has been a great dropping off of the number of Jesuits, especially in the West.

    Fortunately all this is gradually being put right again (although remnants of extreme liberals remain) and once more the Jesuits are regaining the mind and heart of their holy founder, and the admiration and trust of the Catholic world.

    P.S. The preparation for Jesuits is long and very thorough; they are extremely learned men. St Ignatius saw this as vitally important for his order to be able to combat heresies and atheists, something they have always excelled at.
    Also, throughout the five centuries of the amazing history of the Jesuits, there have been numerous and great martyrs (and many saints) who have given their lives for Christ.


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