Catholicism and Communion With the Dead

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Are Catholic apologists consistent with their arguments against conversing with the dead? Is it a part of the Catholic Religion to request the help of the dead, pray to the dead, and perhaps even hear back from the dead? We all know they have the non-biblical practice of praying to departed people. They’re very clear about their belief that that’s okay. I want to talk about Catholicism’s supposed interaction with the dead. We’re going to examine two short videos, one from Catholic Answers and the other from Catholic.org, and reference another audio message from Catholic Answers (links to all three below) on this subject today. Catholics are quick to condemn “necromancy” as a “mortal sin” such as in today’s examined broadcast of “Catholic Answers Live”. They clearly decry any “two-way” communications with dead people, yet at the same time they also claim to occasionally communicate with Mary the earthly mother of Jesus who despite the honor she’ll forever have as a faithful servant of God is nonetheless nothing more than a now deceased person. Why is she an exception? She is not out rightly claimed as Deity in Catholicism by all, yet the devotion given to her in that system cannot really be called anything other than worship. The claimed appearances of Mary such as in Portugal in 1917 with “The Lady of Fatima” where there’s clearly some two-way communication going on show that communion with the dead is not always a problem…if it’s Mary. Their utter twisting of the biblical text to support their claims about communion with the dead is dreadful. It is the result of a system that is not rooted in Scripture.

 

The primary video from Catholic Answers that we’ll look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru07yBjjX60

The referenced audio message from Catholic Answers on Audioboom.com on Mary’s appearance in 1917: https://audioboom.com/posts/3180327-6971-our-lady-of-fatima-fr-sebastian-walshe

The video on “Our Lady of Fatima” from Catholic.org: http://www.catholic.org/mary/appear.php

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