November 2nd - All Souls Day - Are You Praying for the Dead?
"In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as
he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not
expecting the dead to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish
to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the
splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it
was a holy and pious thought. Thus he made atonement for the dead that
they might be freed from this sin" (2 Macc. 12:43–45)