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QUAERITUR: Why don’t priests use the Apostolic Pardon for the dying?

From a reader: I understand that the Sacrament of the anointing is not the same as the apostolic pardon. Why is it that some priests do not say those words for this pardon and give both the blessing and the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for the dead and visiting a cemetery

From a reader: Your recent answer to a question about prayers and Masses for non-Catholic departed brings to mind a question some friends and I were deliberating over. With regard to the indulgences we can gain for the departed during … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: sign of the Cross when passing a non-Catholic church

From a reader: I was taught to cross myself when passing by a Roman Catholic Church out of reverence for the Real Presence in the Eucharist that is present in that house of God. I live outside Washington D.C. and … Continue reading

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PLENARY INDULGENCE for Closing Day of Year for Priests

I would like to remind all lay people that it is possible to obtain, on the closing day for the Year for Priests, 19 June, a plenary indulgence.  The decree of the Penitenzieria Apostolica says: During the Year for Priests … Continue reading

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