Firstly, I thank CA and all of you for providing this opportunity to ask Catholic questions, esp as I do not have any immediate Catholic circle that I can ask these of, especially questions aout life, death and the hereafter
I have recently lost both my (devoutly Catholic) parents at my relatively young age and both had a full requiem mass and Catholic burial. I miss them both dearly but as they both passed after receiving the full Last Rites, my sadness is for me rather than any fear for them. However, I have, at various points in the last three months felt their presence, or that they were with me, almost willing me on when I have been quite down. I do ask them to pray for me and for various intentions.
I do not claim to have been haunted or anything like that, but I am wondering if there is any official Catholic guide on death, what happens after, spirits and whether we have some parental supervision when our parents leave us?
I would appreciate any wise insights, links, or any stories of experiences that any of you may have had that shed any light, as I am trying to make sense of all this at the moment.
Many thanks in advance.