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ASK FATHER: How to gain a plenary indulgence if I can’t receive Communion? PRIESTS! BISHOPS! PAY ATTENTION!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you please clarify the conditions to gain an indulgence? My diocese thankfully has not yet closed churches but my archbishop has forbidden communion on the tongue. In obedience, my TLM pastor is continuing to say … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 31: Te Deum laudamus

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 31, Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas, the 7th day after Christmas. We hear about the indulgences offered on this, the last day of the year, and also on the first day of the new year. And … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gaining indulgences and “the Pope’s intentions”. Prayer for the Pope, or for what the Pope designates?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The people in the chapel I attend – lay people and even the priests – insist on saying that the rules for indulgences include praying for the pope. [No.] I have tried and failed to instruct … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow, 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. This indulgence seems to have been granted directly by Christ Himself in an appearance to St. Francis.  The Lord them told Francis to go to Pope Honorius III, who, … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Gertrude’s Prayer and releasing 1000 souls from Purgatory

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m presenting an argument, I know that “St. Gertrude’s Prayer doesn’t release 1000 souls, although she was very saintly like so I don’t deny that her fervor in prayer released many souls, HOWEVER, I am uneasy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to gain the 1-8 November plenary indulgence

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thanks to you and your blog, I am intending to receive a plenary indulgence or three (aim high!) for the souls in purgatory over Nov 1 – Nov 8. Reading through the Manual of Indulgences, from the fourth edition … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Intentions of the Holy Father, indulgences and you

Today is the 1st Sunday of October and therefore we have the chance to gain the indulgence attached to the Supplication to Our Lady of Pompeii.  More on that HERE. Several people have written to me recently to ask about … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 31 DEC & 1 JAN – New Year’s Plenary INDULGENCES ALERT!

FATHERS!  Tell your people. Catholics can gain a Plenary Indulgence on New Year’s EVE, 31 December (EnchInd. 26) be the recitation or the singing of the Te Deum. To gain the indulgence the usual following conditions must be met. 1. Sacramental confession … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The usual requirements for gaining indulgences

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do all indulgenced works (eg visiting the Bl Sacrament for 30 mins) carry with them the three usual requirements (Communion, Confession & prayer for the Pope’s intentions)? In the Norms for gaining indulgences in the Enchiridion … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “pray for the Pope’s intentions” if I don’t like them or him?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With the pope not being what I would call a friend to the traditional mass, my wife has asked how do we pray for his intentions? Can we as lay people be critical of the pope? … Continue reading

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All Souls Day: Prayer for the dead, a work of mercy

It is All Souls.  We pray in special way for the dead today and during this octave, and indeed during this month. Do you know of any of the regular readers or commentators of this blog who have passed away? Let’s … Continue reading

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2 November – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

Let’s have a review of the indulgences available for All Souls and the days that follow, so that you can plan your own action.  Don’t let these days slip by. From the Handbook of Indulgences: Visiting a Church or an Oratory … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s Intentions

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When praying for an indulgence, is it better / okay to pray for Holy Father’s HOLY intentions, rather than simply his intentions? These days it seems that – laying aside his published universal intentions – some … Continue reading

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HOT Cyber Sales! 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences

From a often amusing EOTT: Vatican Offering Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences Even though far more Catholics shopped online than in churches on Black Friday weekend, they are apparently not done yet. A new EOTT survey released … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the St. Gertrude Prayer release 1000 souls from Purgatory?

We are in that sweet-spot period when we can gain wonderful indulgences for Poor Souls and we are still within the Year of Mercy.  So… …GET TO WORK! From a reader… QUAERITUR: My husband and I were reading your post … Continue reading

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2 Nov – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

It seems somehow fitting to post about indulgences on 31 October. From the Handbook of Indulgences Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted … 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish prayer effort to beg protection from Islamic terror. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I will appreciate your help in leading me to a prayer to protect us from terrorism (specifically Muslim, if possible) that can be recited by our parish weekly during these threatening times. I do this at the behest of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s intentions when those intentions are… odd

UPDATE: A reader sent: Father:   When the Pope is saying “human person at center”, I think this article might explain the thinking.  [The serendipitous article in question is from today’s page at Crisis.] Person as opposed to power and goods … Continue reading

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