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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, … 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, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for 1st Blessings by priests… again

From a reader about to be ordained: About a month ago you blogged that new priest blessings don’t specifically have indulgences attached to them and recommended future ordinands ask their bishop to send a letter to the apostolic penitentiary so … 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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Indulgences, blessings for a priest’s First Mass – ATTENTION BISHOPS & ORDINANDS! ACTION ITEM!

Here is something useful from Ed “the academic” Peters. NOTE TO BISHOPS and ORDINANDS: It would be great were you to make this known to people before the opportunity has passed!  Consider putting a note about this things in the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Many people have sent email asking about obtaining indulgences during the time when the See of Peter is empty, as will happen from 8 p.m. Rome time on 28 February until a new Bishop … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences for 31 December and 1 January

The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 indicates that we can gain plenary indulgences on 31 December and 1 January. § 1. A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a church or in an oratory, are present [take part] … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is the Sabbatine Privilege still in force?

From a reader: Regarding the Sabbatine Privilege, it is my understanding that person may meet the requirements by reciting the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary or, if given permission by their priest, saying the Rosary. My question is … Continue reading

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A reader’s first “Requiem Mass”

From a reader: Having attended my first Requiem Mass yesterday I must say that I am absolutely shocked they got rid of it and replaced it with the current funeral Mass. Going to Mass last night and actually getting to … Continue reading

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2 November indulgences coming up. Have a plan?

During November Holy Church promotes prayers for the souls in purgatory. The souls in Purgatory are members of the Church just like we are but of the Church “Suffering”. We are members of the Church “Militant”, and we are like … Continue reading

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