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1st Vespers at San Pietro

I clicked on my Centro Televisivo Vaticano player for 1st Vespers from St. Peter’s Basilica.  The Holy Father presides.

The chant by the schola is improving.  They are singing alternately with the congregation.  From what I can tell, quite a few of … 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] in … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of October: Plenary Indulgence – Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii

The first Sunday of October is one of the two days of the year for the plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii. The other day for this is 8 May.
For more about the indulgence and … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 5 October 2012 (VIS) – According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic … 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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QUAERITUR: How can the Church take away indulgences?

From a reader:
I have a (.pdf) copy of the 1910 Raccolta, which contains some 34 indulgenced novenas. These are beautiful prayers I am delighted to pray, but I’m told that as of “Indulgentiarum Doctrina” they are no longer indulgenced. I’m … Continue reading

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Remember!  1st Thursday is TODAY… make a plan.
In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month.
For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can … Continue reading

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