Tag Archives: Spiritual Works of Mercy

ASK FATHER: Admonishing the sinner

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A Catholic friend recently told me that if a person we know is doing something sinful but we believe they are truly ignorant of the fact that their action is a sin, then we should not … Continue reading

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A curious lacuna in ‘Misericordiae vultus’, the Bull for the Holy Year of Mercy

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I was reading Misericordiae vultus and noticed that, in section 15 on the Works of Mercy, [Pope Francis] gives both full lists of 7 works, and then goes on to expand on all 7 of the … Continue reading

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Fewer Catholics schedule funerals for their dead

A tip of the biretta to Pewsitter for this piece from the Worcester Telegram: Bishop McManus worried that some omit funeral Masses WORCESTER — Bishop Robert J. McManus is expressing concern that Central Massachusetts Roman Catholics are not scheduling funeral … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penances appropriate for a married layperson

From a reader: I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my … Continue reading

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Are you gaining indulgences? If not, why not? So easy… such a work of charity!

Lest we forget, in this brief period after All Saint’s and All Souls Holy Church has designated various ways to obtain plenary indulgences under the usual conditions.  The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 29 says § 1. A plenary indulgence, applicable only to souls … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Lack of support shown to a convert.

From a reader: I joined the Church at this year’s Easter Vigil and am so glad to be Catholic. My family and most of my friends are very supportive, but there are a couple who are so derisive of my … Continue reading

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