Tag Archives: Year of Mercy

ASK FATHER: Faculties of the Missionaries of Mercy after the Year of Mercy

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Do the missionaries of mercy still have the faculty to remit censures arising from reserved delicts? I’m working with a priest who is worried (I think he’s ok actually). But if a trip to the missionary would be able to remit … Continue reading

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When was the last time you heard those words?

A correspondent sent the following, which I offer for your consideration:
Our Lord speaking to St. Faustina in the Diary of Divine Mercy:
“He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will SSPX priests be able to absolve validly after the Year of Mercy closes?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve been searching through the Internet, and since I’ve found absolutely nothing regarding this matter, I’ve thought I might as well just send this question to you so that you can be the first (hopefully) to write about it. The Year … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Bishops to perform Act of Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is drawing to a close.  In the Litany of Loreto, we invoke Mary under the title of Mother of Mercy… Mater misericordiae.
On the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, the bishops of Wisconsin will entrust the faithful … 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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Card. Burke on attending SSPX chapels: only when “absolute necessity”

At the Deus Ex Machina Blog there is a video of a presentation given by Card. Burke (bow low here) on the occasion of the publication of his book Divine Love Made Flesh in Polish.
Included at the blog is some … Continue reading

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“Mercy, not magic”. Year of Mercy Doors are NOT a substitute for confession

From CNS:
Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee
Mumbai, India, Jan 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a … Continue reading

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An interesting SSPX thought

From a priest friend:
I had an interesting thought – for the year of mercy, the Pope is allowing the faithful to be validly absolved by priests of the SSPX.
[QUAERITUR:] But what do they think of our absolution?
If a member of … Continue reading

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A proposal for the Year of Mercy: ban Communion in the hand

Dom Mark Kirby of Silverstream Priory posted at his blog Vultus Christi an idea which I endorse.
Reacting not only to the hideous sacrilege committed by an “artist” in Pamplona, Spain, but also to constant abuses of the Eucharist across the globe, Dom … Continue reading

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SSPX reacts to Pope Francis concession for the Year of Mercy

For the Year of Mercy Pope Francis has (in an indirect way) granted to the priests of the SSPX the faculty validly to absolve penitents in routine sacramental confession.   HERE
Under normal circumstances, the priests of the SSPX do not … Continue reading

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Explaining the Year of Mercy “abortion forgiveness faculty”

For the Year of Mercy the Holy Father has given to all priests the faculty to absolve from the censure that is incurred by the crime (not just sin) of successfully procuring an abortion.  This has created a bit of … Continue reading

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More about this whole Pope Francis, SSPX lack of faculties, Year of Mercy confessions thing

More needs to be said about this whole Pope Francis, SSPX lack of faculties, Year of Mercy confessions thing.
As I wrote before, the Pope, in his letter to Archbp. Fisichella, did NOT say that the priests of the SSPX will have … Continue reading

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POPE FRANCIS FOR YEAR OF MERCY GRANTS THAT SSPX PRIESTS CAN VALIDLY ABSOLVE!

Huge news. This was under embargo till noon, Rome time, which must be honored. [UPDATE: The Bollettino is now available HERE]
The Year of Mercy begins 8 December 2015 until 20 November 2016.
It is about to be announced that the Holy Father has sent a letter … 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 Corporal Works … Continue reading

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PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II
Doctor of the Church.
I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of the Church … Continue reading

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