To All CAF Members,
I often heard that Protestants have issue with Catholics praying for the dead is consider un-Biblical. Yet, in times when we try to recall those who died in Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, or 9-11-01 Remembrance Day, they don’t seem to have a problem at all.
Keep in mind, the entire nation is called these days as nation day of prayer. Yet, when it comes to Catholic praying for our departed brothers and sisters, they whine and complain.
Is this a double standard or what?
Today is all Saint’s Day and Tomorrow will be All Souls Day. This entire month will be dedicated to recall those Christians who died in Christ before us. This ancient practice have been done by Christians since the beginning, starting with the Jews during Judas Maccabees time and continued to the present day.
Some claim that these feast days are pagan in origin. They aren’t. Originally the feast days was originally commemorated on May but was move to November so new converts from paganism to Christians wouldn’t have a problem adjusting.
Praying for the dead is fruitful. It is not necromancy as some Christians might think. Necromancy is summoning the dead. We are merely recalling the lives of our departed, how some of them died for Christ and imitated him by giving up his life.
If anyone wishes to say anything about this, feel free to speak out.