The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Day 309: Praying for the Dead (2022)

November 5th, 2022  •  25 mins 5 secs  •  Download (23.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Fr. Mike breaks down the doctrine of purgatory as we read about Judas Maccabeus and his army praying for the dead in 2 Maccabees 12. We learn that purgatory is a process of purification that our hearts need in order to be ready to love God and to enter into his presence. In our reading of Wisdom today, Fr. Mike emphasizes the insanity of worshipping idols and how it's more tempting to make idols out of good things rather than evil things. Today's readings are 2 Maccabees 12, Wisdom 13-14, and Proverbs 25:11-14.