Featured Post from The Effect of Darwin's Theory on Christianity in Europe.by, Jun 11th 2014 at 03:10 PM (The Effect of Darwin's Theory on Christianity in Europe.)
Anyone who has attended a burial has heard the priest praying to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and peace, etc. Often the mourners are enjoined in these prayers.
In 1254 Pope Innocent IV adopted purgatory as an official doctrine of the Catholic Church: see the Apocrypha (2 Maccabees 12:46) in support of this practice. Catholics are encouraged to pray for the redemption of the souls of their loved ones who are supposedly in purgatory. In the middle ages it was a ...