• AndyP/Doria2
    October 26, 2011 Reply

    AB – solutely excellent. If this doesn’t explain the feast day nothing will. Wish I could write like this.

  • Sandy Diodati
    October 26, 2011 Reply


    Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 souls from purgatory each time it is said.

    Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the massessaid throughout the world today, for the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family.


  • Susan
    October 27, 2011 Reply

    Great post! I sure could have used it for the church bulletin yesterday.

  • Nancy D.
    November 1, 2011 Reply

    Dear Archbishop Dolan, regarding the Faithful departed, I was wondering if for the next few weeks, when the petitions are read at Mass, we could all Pray for the Canonization of the servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen who touched the hearts of so many and helped in the conversion of countless people as he remained Faithful to the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the human person and the Sanctity of the Sacrament of Marriage and The Family. As a teacher of the Faith, he knew how to use the media to help spread The Gospel, and I believe we could use this loyal son’s guidance in the Days to come.

    Nancy Danielson

  • Father Louis Jerome
    November 2, 2011 Reply

    Archbishop Dolan you are a talented and wonderful writer! If only all of us could explain the Catholic faith the way you do! God bless!

  • Pete Ascosi
    November 2, 2011 Reply

    Great down to earth blog post. Thank you Archbishop.

  • Chris N.
    November 2, 2011 Reply

    “by dying, *destroyed our death*, and by rising, restored our life.” – just sayin’, your grace.

  • Jeannie Vasil
    November 2, 2011 Reply

    I really appreciate this posting. Too many Catholics and Christians in general don’t know about or understand All Saints Day or All Souls Day. If more people would learn more about the Church and our history they would enjoy a deeper understanding and joy that accompanies the knowledge of God’s love and mercy. With so many people celebrating Halloween or better defined All Hallow’s Eve, it would grant so much more praise to Our Heavenly Father, if they truly understood the celebration of life in the transition of death.

  • Rosemarie
    November 2, 2011 Reply

    “Return to Sender”– what a lovely and comforting sentiment. Thank you for your post. I also enjoy your “Conversation with the Archbishop” satellite radio program.


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