DiscoverCatholic Answers Focus#388 The Jewish Roots of Praying for the Dead - Joe Heschmeyer
#388 The Jewish Roots of Praying for the Dead - Joe Heschmeyer

#388 The Jewish Roots of Praying for the Dead - Joe Heschmeyer

Update: 2021-11-031
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The Jews of Jesus’ time, like Jews today, prayed for the dead. Apologist Joe Heschmeyer looks at how Jesus and the early Church responded to this widespread practice and finds strong evidence that the Lord intended his Church to continue it.

Cy Kellett:
God’s people have always prayed for the dead. Joe Heschmeyer is next. A shocking change occurred when in the 16th century some Christians began to teach that we could not or should not pray for the dead. Jesus never said any such thing, nor did the apostles or the gospel writers, which raises a question.
Cy Kellett:
If the Jews pra…
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#388 The Jewish Roots of Praying for the Dead - Joe Heschmeyer

#388 The Jewish Roots of Praying for the Dead - Joe Heschmeyer