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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 … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon during the Mass you heard for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part, I spoke about the Portiuncula Plenary Indulgence on 2 August, about indulgences in general and about how … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can Orthodox obtain indulgences through the Catholic Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are both Apostolic Churches, albeit, not in full communion. I converted to EO from Calvinism after being raised Pentecostal. … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Of indulgences, cemeteries, and consolations in trying times. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I very much enjoy (most of) your voice mail messages. First, to the gentleman with the anti-Catholic wife who wants to know how to support the blog … Read More

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2 Nov ALL SOULS plans, INDULGENCES, and YOU!

In Madison, WI Bp. Morlino will offer a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne at 7 PM at the Bishop O’Connor Center. The music will be De Victoria’s Requiem for 4 Voices.  I’ll bet there aren’t any other Requiems at … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point you gleaned from the sermon you heard as you fulfilled your Sunday obligation? Let us know. Meanwhile… for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost… whether there are good points in it or not…

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ACTION ITEM! PLENARY INDULGENCE on FRIDAYS OF LENT!

The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent! The Handbook of Indulgences has this: … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can? First, my condolences, … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences.

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 to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do indulgences listed in the old ‘Raccolta’ still apply today?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering whether or not old indulgences granted under the old rules, for example, in the Raccolta, expire or are superseded by the new rules of the Enchiridion Indulgentarium. That is, it is my private … Read More

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Plenary Indulgences for particular days by Fr. F

I highly recommend a blog post on indulgences by my good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, the great Dean of Bexley and p.p. of Blackfen, the unabashedly Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist, Fr. Tim Finigan.  HERE A sample with my emphases and comments: […] [T]there are many … Read More

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints. Keep in mind that in addition to the work to … Read More

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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 … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for Poor Souls, but cemetery is locked.

From a reader: 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, … Read More

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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, … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for 1st Blessings by priests… again

From a reader about to be ordained: About a month ago you blogged that new priest blessings don’t specifically have indulgences attached to them and recommended future ordinands ask their bishop to send a letter to the apostolic penitentiary so … Read More

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Indulgences, blessings for a priest’s First Mass – ATTENTION BISHOPS & ORDINANDS! ACTION ITEM!

Here is something useful from Ed “the academic” Peters. NOTE TO BISHOPS and ORDINANDS: It would be great were you to make this known to people before the opportunity has passed!  Consider putting a note about this things in the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Many people have sent email asking about obtaining indulgences during the time when the See of Peter is empty, as will happen from 8 p.m. Rome time on 28 February until a new Bishop … Read More

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