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- The Prisoner of the King: Thoughts on the Catholic Doctrine of Purgatory, by Henry James Coleridge, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates, 1889). Available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive; and in pdf format at Forgotten Books (some pages may be accessed only by members). The 1884 edition is also available at Internet Archive.
On the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) in the Latin church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“He that knoweth his brother to sin a sin which is not to death, let him ask, and life shall be given to him, who sinneth not to death. There is a sin unto death: for that I say not that any man ask. All iniquity is sin. And there is a sin unto death.” (I John v, 16-17)
“And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead… because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.” (II Maccabees xii, 43, 45-46)
“Every man’s work shall be manifest; for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.” (I Corinthians iii, 13-15)