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ACTION ITEM! PLENARY INDULGENCE on FRIDAYS OF LENT!

The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent!
The Handbook of Indulgences has this:
22. Look … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences.

From the Handbook of Indulgences
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence.
Catholic Encyclopedia
St. Francis, as you know, repaired three chapels. The third was popularly called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion, dedicated to St. Mary of the Angels. It … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do indulgences listed in the old ‘Raccolta’ still apply today?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering whether or not old indulgences granted under the old rules, for example, in the Raccolta, expire or are superseded by the new rules of the Enchiridion Indulgentarium. That is, it is my private belief that … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences for particular days by Fr. F

I highly recommend a blog post on indulgences by my good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, the great Dean of Bexley and p.p. of Blackfen, the unabashedly Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist, Fr. Tim Finigan.  HERE
A sample with my emphases and comments:
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[T]there are many plenary indulgences given … Continue reading

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints.
Keep in mind that in addition to the work to be … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can very small children gain indulgences for Poor Souls?

From a reader:
Can a child who has not yet made their First Holy Communion obtain indulgences for the holy souls in purgatory on All Souls Day? My 5 year old would love to do this but I don’t want to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for Poor Souls, but cemetery is locked.

From a reader:
I pass a Catholic cemetery to and from work every day (in fact, it is the diocesan cemetery where my spouse and I bought plots). I want to stop and say prayers for the souls in Purgatory, especially … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to pray a loved one into Heaven.

From a reader:
In your opinion, what is the most efficacious means of praying a loved one into Heaven?  The person is yet living, but not a family member, and a non-practicing Catholic.
First, it shouldn’t have to be said, but I’ll … Continue reading

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