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S+L BLOG: purgatory

Why do Catholic Christians commemorate the dead during the month of November?  The feast of All Souls and the month of November is a source of consolation for each of us.  If our hearts are broken and suffering about the loss of loved ones, or if we are dealing with unresolved issues about good-byes that ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday general audience this week highlights the life of St. Catherine of Genoa. Two things stood out for me about this talk: the 15th century saint’s words on purgatory and also what the Holy Father said about mystics.  He recounted the “profound union” Catherine had with God, but that she also cared ...read more