What Are Some Catholic Prayers for the Dead?


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There is a specific Catholic prayer called Prayer for the Dead that adherents to the religion recite to mourn the passing of loved ones. Our Catholic Prayers offers several other prayers Catholics can say after suffering a loss.

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What Are Some Catholic Prayers for the Dead?
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Because Catholics believe in purgatory, a sort of waiting room Catholics must enter to atone for their sins before they get to go to heaven, several prayers exist for this purpose. A popular scripture passage Catholics quote when praying for safe passage through purgatory is 2 Maccabees 12:46. this passage states that praying for the dead is holy, wholesome and helps them break loose from their sins.

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