What’s a plenary indulgence?

And how can we obtain it? The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines a plenary indulgence as the “remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church.” A plenary indulgence (only one per day) may be obtained if we are in the state of grace and the following conditions accompany these sacred works of spiritual mercy:…

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US bishops respond to national protest & accompanying violence

June 20, 2020

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. The following is an important excerpt: The killing of George Floyd was senseless and brutal, a sin that cries out to heaven…

Important information about parish reopening

Important information about parish reopening

May 19, 2020

See the Letter from Fr. Gurnick https://youtu.be/AGKS1FS1Niw A few highlights. Be sure to read the entire letter as well. The bishops of Ohio continue to dispense all Catholics, especially those that are at-risk, from their Sunday Mass obligation.Father Gurnick provides guidance for elderly members, those with serious health issues, those who may be exposed to environments where COVID-19 is prevalent…