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ASK FATHER: The usual requirements for gaining indulgences

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Do all indulgenced works (eg visiting the Bl Sacrament for 30 mins) carry with them the three usual requirements (Communion, Confession & prayer for the Pope’s intentions)?
In the Norms for gaining indulgences in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum we read … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “pray for the Pope’s intentions” if I don’t like them or him?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
With the pope not being what I would call a friend to the traditional mass, my wife has asked how do we pray for his intentions? Can we as lay people be critical of the pope? Where is … Continue reading

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All Souls Day: Prayer for the dead, a work of mercy

It is All Souls.  We pray in special way for the dead today and during this octave, and indeed during this month.
Do you know of any of the regular readers or commentators of this blog who have passed away?
Let’s for sure … Continue reading

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2 November – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

Let’s have a review of the indulgences available for All Souls and the days that follow, so that you can plan your own action.  Don’t let these days slip by.
From the Handbook of Indulgences:
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Since it is a Friday, the last of Lent, and also a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross.
What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s Intentions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When praying for an indulgence, is it better / okay to pray for Holy Father’s HOLY intentions, rather than simply his intentions?
These days it seems that – laying aside his published universal intentions – some of his intentions … Continue reading

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HOT Cyber Sales! 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences

From a often amusing EOTT:
Vatican Offering Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences
Even though far more Catholics shopped online than in churches on Black Friday weekend, they are apparently not done yet.
A new EOTT survey released Sunday estimates that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the St. Gertrude Prayer release 1000 souls from Purgatory?

We are in that sweet-spot period when we can gain wonderful indulgences for Poor Souls and we are still within the Year of Mercy.  So…
…GET TO WORK!
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I were reading your post on how to gain … Continue reading

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2 Nov – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

It seems somehow fitting to post about indulgences on 31 October.
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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Year of Mercy indulgence when no chance of confession

From a reader…
I’m a shut-in in a rural area. EMs bring me Communion on Fridays. Confess once a year (prev. yrs ago @ 2 wks). Really no way to confess @ 3 wks for Plenary Indulgences (Priest has 3 parishes). Any exceptions to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish prayer effort to beg protection from Islamic terror. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I will appreciate your help in leading me to a prayer to protect us from terrorism (specifically Muslim, if possible) that can be recited by our parish weekly during these threatening times. I do this at the behest of my Pastor.

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ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s intentions when those intentions are… odd

UPDATE:
A reader sent:
Father:   When the Pope is saying “human person at center”, I think this article might explain the thinking.  [The serendipitous article in question is from today’s page at Crisis.]
Person as opposed to power and goods (at center) and … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon during the Mass you heard for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know.
For my part, I spoke about the Portiuncula Plenary Indulgence on 2 August, about indulgences in general and about how lavishly … Continue reading

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8 May: Indulgence – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can Orthodox obtain indulgences through the Catholic Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are both Apostolic Churches, albeit, not in full communion. I converted to EO from Calvinism after being raised Pentecostal. I don’t … Continue reading

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