Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What does one do?

I just found out the my cousin's husband was a non-believer, and so was my cousin.  That was news to me, I always thought they were Catholic, maybe non strictly practicing, but at least CINO.

I was going to request he be enrolled in Perpetual Masses with the Passionists, but as a non-believer, should I still?  If I do, should I not let his widow know, or should I tell her/ send her the card.

What does a practicing Catholic do for a dead non-believer family member?  The very people who might need prayers, might not want them.

3 comments:

mary333 said...

That's a tough call, Puff. He believes now so I think you should still enroll him quietly so as to not cause bad feelings with your cousin. He needs the Masses. We can pray for them also. I had an uncle die as an unbeliever and we still offered Masses for him and I pray for him regularly.

ignorant redneck said...

Enroll him! If people hadn't been praying ardently for my return to the faith, I would most probably have died in schism, apostasy, mortal sin and loneliness! Not praying for un-believers who object to it as a false tolerance, and will held against us on the last day!

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Okay, you two have convinced me

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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