Tag Archives: All Souls’ Day

All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints and All Souls’ Day

From the archives of the National Catholic Register: Over the next three days, my family and I will celebrate what I like to call “The Death Triad.” This is one of my favorite times of year, providing a desperately needed … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate a Truly Catholic Hallowe’en

We thank our co-author, Crow, for allowing us to share this insightful article from her excellent Facebook page, “Venite Prandete”. Go there for links to sources, and for some delicious typical Halloween recipes at the bottom of the article. (CP&S … Continue reading

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Vatican Extends Plenary Indulgence for the Dead Throughout November

Hannah Brockhaus/CNA, October 2020: VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home … Continue reading

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Helping the Holy Souls

The Church teaches that the Holy Souls cannot help themselves, but that we can gain indulgences, have Masses said, offer our sacrifices, prayers, works of mercy and almsgiving for their release from Purgatory. We can, and indeed should, help the Holy Souls … Continue reading

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Holy Souls in Purgatory

As Requiem Masses and Funerals have increasingly become “celebrations of life” and homilies often resound with “Gran is in heaven”, some might think that purgatory was thrown out with Vatican II. This could not be further from the truth, for … Continue reading

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