Why can't we communicate with the deceased?

why can’t we attempt to communicate with departed souls but we can pray to the saints who are departed souls? I’m confused.

Godscre,

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on the intersession of the saints (declared Saints and other faithful who have died and went on to Heaven). If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

Recommended Reading:

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*]Can I pray to dead people?
*]The Intercession of the Saints
*]Praying to the Saints
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