To: Between the Lines
I was on another thread where a few Catholics (and non-Catholics) were all up in arms because Mormons dared to pray for dead persons who had been Catholic (i.e. praying for their souls). So. . .question: Unless this priest made sure he was only giving last rights to Catholics, is what he did any different from what the some Mormons did?
I'm neither Catholic nor Morman, but neither practice offends me. I believe them to be useless as the individual's eternal destination has already been sealed once they breathe their last, but I certainly wouldn't get bent out of shape if someone performed either practice on behalf of a member of my family.
posted on 09/18/2008 12:02:56 PM PDT
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posted on 09/18/2008 12:08:43 PM PDT
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To: MEGoody; greyfoxx39
Unless this priest made sure he was only giving last rights to Catholics, is what he did any different from what the some Mormons did?
Because he wasnt taking down names and adding them to the attendance rolls of his religion like the mormons do...
He wasnt making new Catholics...
And he didnt believe he was doing that...
posted on 09/18/2008 2:50:58 PM PDT
by Tennessee Nana
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because Mormons dared to pray for dead persons
No. Baptizing dead Christians from lists of names isn't just praying for dead persons. Administering Last Rights to the body of someone mortally wounded (even apparently deceased) is not the same thing as praying for the dead. But you probably knew that.
I am Catholic and that is correct. Once one is dead there is no repentance and there is no efficacy to baptism.
posted on 09/18/2008 6:42:09 PM PDT
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