In this episode, Bishop Wall walks us through the history and significance of these two very special Holy Days.
1:00 – Quick breakdown: What exactly are All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?
2:00 – Why does the Church set these two days aside as holy days?
04:55 – Catholics don’t worship Saints, so what is the role of Saints in the Church?
07:10 – A brief history of All Saints Day and All Souls Day
08:07 – Why do we pray for the poor souls in Purgatory?
10:37: Why do we take the name of a Saint at Confirmation?
16:35 – Bishop Wall’s favorite saints
22:00 – The meaning of the term “Communion of Saints”
23:25 – The relationship between the Church militant (we here on Earth), Church suffering (the souls in Purgatory”, and Church triumphant (those in Heaven)
Links from this episode:
Send us your questions!
You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes right here.
Thanks for listening!