(All quotes taken from the periodical 'Transdimension' ,
1999 Volume 1, page 33
published by CONTINUING LIFE
RESEARCH; Boulder USA)
Roman Catholics were
given the Church's blessing yesterday to "contact" loved ones beyond
the grave. Leading Vatican theologian Father
Gino Concetti said it is no longer a sin, as long as mediums, fortune teller
and palmists are not involved.
came after Italian magazine claims that contact with the spiritual world had
produced miracles. Father Concetti dismissed that, but added: 'We can
pray for our loved ones. They will respond in dreams and inspiration. In one
example, a grandmother advised a girl about her marriage choice in a dream. The
girl did not heed counsel and a grave problem developed. If we pray seriously
in a quiet place, with our hearts and our voices, the departed will express
themselves and advise us.'
(Printed in the London Daily
Concetti, one of the most competent theologians in the Vatican, said in an interview:
'According to the
modern catechism, God allows our dear departed persons who live in an ultra -
terrestrial dimension, to send messages to guide us in certain difficult
moments of our lives. The Church has decided not to forbid anymore the dialogue
with the deceased with the condition that these contacts are carried out with a
serious religious and scientific purpose.'
(Printed in the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, date
The Pope explains to
us "What actually happens to us at the moment of death?"
This question has
occupied mankind for centuries. Jesus promised that a final judgment will come,
an all-last day. But what occurs to the souls of those who die before this
point in time?
Pope John Paul II
explained it in Rome
before pilgrims. He said:
'One should not
think life begins after death only with the final judgment. Quite special
conditions prevail after natural death. It concerns a transitional phase in
which the body dissolves and where the life of a mirror-image entity (the soul)
'This entity is
equipped with its own consciousness and its own will, so that humans exist,
although they no longer possess a physical body.'
A member of the
international papal theological advises: 'At the moment of death humans make an
enormous discovery. The soul does not only leave the body, but humans discover
the secret of time. Because it becomes timeless, steps into eternity.'
(From the German
journal Bild, 1998 October 30 in an article, "The moment of death;
what occurs to our soul?')
rodiehr Feb 26, 2005