All Souls' Day
THE Feast of All Souls follows All Saints' Day and commemorates the faithful departed, those who die in God's faith and friendship, in the Catholic tradition. The belief is that not all who die immediately are ready for the reality and goodness of God and heaven, so they must be purged of their sins. The Catholic Church calls this purification of the elect "purgatory." The Catholic teaching on Purgatory essentially requires belief in two realities, the first that there will be a purification of believers prior to entering heaven and second that the prayers and masses of the faithful benefit those in the state of purification.
All Souls is the day to remember, pray for, and …
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Publication information: Article title: All Souls' Day. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: November 2, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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