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Diocese of Monterey

November 5, 2017 | Sacred Heart Church

This past Thursday, we celebrated All Souls’ Day, in which we prayed in a special way for all of the faithful departed. The Church also gives special attention to all
departed souls throughout the month of November. In every Mass that we celebrate, we remember and pray for those who have died. Why do we as Catholics pray for the dead? To understand this, we must first realize that there is nothing imperfect in heaven. In the Book of Revelation, heaven is described as a place where “nothing unclean will enter it” (Rev 21: 27). The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven” (CCC
1030). This state of purification is what we call Purgatory. …

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