Intercession of the Souls in Purgatory
Question from on 05-12-2007:
A Catholic friend told me that Father Pacwa said the souls in Purgatory cannot pray for the living, that only we can pray for them, and that the St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism does not indicate that the souls can be our intecessors. Since they belong to the Communion of Saints, I know this cannot be true.
While I cannot believe such a comment came from Father Pacwa, could you please have his alleged comment clarified?
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this request.
T. Kavon firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 05-13-2007:
Dear Mr. Kavon, According to the Modern Catholic Dictionary of Fr. John Hardon, S.J. the suffering souls in purgatory may pray for those of us still living. God bless you. Fr. Bob Levis