All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, which is observed by Catholics and other Christian denominations annually on November 2nd. All Souls’ Day is often celebrated in Western Christianity; Saturday of Souls is a related tradition more frequently observed in Eastern Christianity. Practitioners of All Souls’ Day traditions often remember deceased loved ones in various ways on the day. Beliefs and practices associated with All Souls’ Day vary widely among Christian churches and denominations.
God did not decree death from the beginning; he prescribed it as a remedy.From St Ambrose’s book on the death of his brother Satyrus
DARK CLOUDS OVER A CLOSED WORLD
LACKING A PLAN FOR EVERYONE
Conflict and fear
26. This should not be surprising, if we realize that we no longer have common horizons that unite us; indeed, the first victim of every war is “the human family’s innate vocation to fraternity”. As a result, “every threatening situation breeds mistrust and leads people to withdraw into their own safety zone”. Our world is trapped in a strange contradiction: we believe that we can “ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security sustained by a mentality of fear and mistrust”.
When we lose that focus, we begin to adopt other secular vices.Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life
maga-catholics in fear are “trapped in a strange contradiction: we believe that our vote for trump absolves us from sin and we “won’t be fooled or fear the dark valley of politics, the pandemic and death because we “‘ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security sustained by a mentality of fear and mistrust’”, thereby rejecting those whose conscience dictates they vote otherwise…
comfortable-catholics in fear allow the pandemic to breed mistrust and this lead us to “withdraw into our own safety zone” and absolve ourselves of sin by rejecting the foolish who speak of politics or death…
socialist-catholics in fear believe that only fools go through the dark valley to be absolved from sins and we reject any politics that would see the pandemic or death as “common horizons that unite us”…
Catholics in LOVE seem to the foolish to be dead as we walk in the dark valley of politics, the pandemic and death, but because we do not reject “the human family’s innate vocation to fraternity” we are absolved from sin!!!