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Ishpeming Catholic Podcast

Nov 4, 2019

It's sometimes hard to understand why the dead need our prayers.  In this episode, Fr. Ryan explains why we should pray for the dead using the Gospel of Zacchaeus from Luke 19.  Sin and salvation are not private things.  Salvation is a communal reality - debts must be paid, wrongs must be set right, justice must be restored.  We can help one another restore the order of love and justice, and death does not destroy our bonds with each other.  Prayers and works of charity for the dead help them on their way to the fullness of the Kingdom of God!