This will cause many to raise their eyes, their hands and their mouths in disbelief, so what you can prove me wrong . It is not wrong if the Church has never taught this salutary effect the Poor Souls can have on our behalf
I have often spent time thinking praying and asking about Purgatory. Catholics know it as part of our temporal spiritual life. We know it ends at the last and final judgment. My question, How do the Poor Souls in Purgatory effect us? Can they suffer further for us?" The answer I find to be 'Yes’. I seek in the Holy Name of Jesus, firmly convinced I will get an answer as I have asked in the Name of Perfect Truth for truth. It seems that many of the rules of engagement as we personally battle for our souls and the souls our brothers and sisters in Christ, The rules for us to enter into the victorious triumphant holy and spiritual eternity still apply. What then can we say as we pray for the Poor Souls of Purgatory also as they pray for us, we can alleviate their suffering by days or in the case of a plenary indulgence all the temporal punishment due to them. They can do likewise for us, providing they choose to take on our suffering for our dreadful sinful life on earth. They do have the knowledge and relief they will sooner or later enter the Kingdom of Eternal Grace. Scream and dance on the spot in scorn as you may, it cannot be denied if you read the lives of many saints, those of us on earth, still in the temporal lobe of eternity, can suffer for others in the name of Perfect Charity. Many before us did and many remaining in the time left still can.
As an example I believe that Cardinal Newman is in Purgatory and can gain relief for us here on earth. I must warn you of this before you scream schism and heresy, I attended a good catholic college in the west of
Another point for you all to ponder is one that is due deep consideration. Do we expect as we pray for the sick here an earth and not see the Glory of God as they suddenly get well? Then tell me why the souls in purgatory can't
I have asked in prayer, “Where is Cardinal Newman?” I heard in reply, “He has mounted the Cross but is not yet risen”. I have an opinion on that statement but work it out for yourselves.