EWTN Catholic Q&A
dead father
Question from ct on 08-20-2012:

My father passed away several months ago. I recently had a dream where he wanted to talk to me from heaven. Can I ask for his intercession to God in my prayers? Should I let him "rest in peace"? What do souls do in heaven?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 09-15-2012:

Dear Ct,

You can be sure that if your father wishes to speak to you that he will say to do what the Church says and pray for his soul. What do the souls do in heaven. They enjoy the sight of God face to face and wish all that God wishes, which is the salvation of souls.

Dr. Geraghty