Discernment

Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

By |2019-11-04T01:18:47+00:00November 4th, 2019|

November is the month of All Souls. It is a yearly reminder of our obligation to pray for the souls who, as our doctrine teaches, are in a process of post-death purification. The souls in Purgatory have repented of their sins but haven’t yet atoned for them, and that is where we come in. As [...]

The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

By |2016-04-02T00:39:11+00:00April 2nd, 2016|

In the 1920s automobiles were a relatively new and expensive technology but my grandfather owned one because he was a mechanic. That made him the “go-to” guy for his parish priest who didn’t own one. From time to time his pastor, a Belgian priest named Fr. Seion, would call my grandfather late at night to [...]