First Friday, November 2021
Two final notes concerning the Holy Souls are how they pass time in Purgatory and how we relate to them. We are raised with the secular teaching that the Church and State should be separated. Christ spoke to the people of His time as integral individuals and did not dichotomize them by their public and private lives. The Our Father petitions for the coming of His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Christ did not limit Himself to individuals but commanded preaching to entire nations. All this is based on the hypostatic union which constitutes Our Lord as priest and king. St. Pius X said that the problems of the world are permitted by the laxity and lukewarmness of passive Catholics.