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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.

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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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Asking the Poor Souls to help with the election of the new Pope

Our friends at Rorate have a great idea. As I promote a revival of confession, they promote prayer for poor souls.  They have a prayer for the poor souls to interceded for the Cardinal Electors. I think we all want, … Continue reading

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