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20 Answers: The Communion of Saints

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Doesn’t the Bible say we’re all saints?

How can the saints possibly hear the prayers of everyone on earth?

Isn’t praying to dead saints not only idolatrous but also the unbiblical practice of necromancy?

If Jesus is the “one mediator between God and men” (1 Tim. 2:5), isn’t it wrong to ask the saints to mediate for us with God?

Catholics believe that the souls of those who were saved by Jesus not only live forever in his presence, but that we who are still on earth have fellowship with them. This sense of solidarity with all those who live in Christ is ancient and unbroken—but it’s also a source of confusion and sometimes even hostility for non-Catholic Christians. 20 Answers: The Communion of Saints explains this beautiful Catholic teaching in a way that’s easy to understand and share, with solid biblical arguments dispelling many myths about our belief and practice regarding the saints.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

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Karlo Broussard
Softcover Book, 79 pgs
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    Communion of Saints

    Posted by Mark Kern on Aug 29th 2023

    P. 34 “Our natures will be elevated to a state that will be like Him”. It would be helpful to point out that only a few people have experienced bodily resurrection: the Virgin Mary, the Apostle John, etc. The rest of the saints exist as souls only until the Second Coming.

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