As Boston mourns the loss of two heroes, Lt Ed Walsh and FF Michael Kennedy, we wanted to offer some words of wisdom on death, and we thought this Scripture passage was perfect for two heroes who sacrificed their lives in a fire.

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.


by Jay Fadden

Catholic Classroom: Why do we pray for the dead?
Question: Why do Catholics pray for the dead?