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By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 13, 2024 / 14:43 pm The Vatican issued a decree on Monday outlining the many ways that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence during the 2025 Jubilee Year. The decree signed on May 13 by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the new head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, …

Pilgrims praying at Sacred Heart church in Barcelona Spain (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By Francesca Pollio Fenton CNA Staff, Apr 10, 2024 / 18:00 pm Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced April 9 the opportunity for Catholics who participate in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and the National Eucharistic Congress to receive plenary indulgences. Broglio requested that the …

By Francesca Pollio Fenton CNA Staff, Mar 20, 2024 / 07:00 am Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? There are actually four ways you can receive one. Even though Lent is nearly over, there is still plenty of time for you …

By Francesca Pollio Fenton CNA Staff, Nov 25, 2023 / 08:00 am This year, Catholics will be able to receive a plenary indulgence from Dec. 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to Feb. 2, 2024, the feast of the Presentation in the Temple of Our …

By Carl Bunderson Denver, Colo., Jul 28, 2023 / 07:00 am The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, according to one friar. The Aug. 2 feast is …

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jul 15, 2023 / 09:00 am The Vatican is granting a plenary indulgence to anyone who participates in the two years of jubilee celebrations of St. Thomas Aquinas leading up to the 800th anniversary of his birth. Beginning with the 700th anniversary of Aquinas’ canonization on …

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 5, 2023 / 10:58 am The Vatican will again offer a plenary indulgence to mark the third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 23. The indulgence can be received by grandparents, the elderly, and all Catholics who, “motivated by the true spirit …

By Joe Bukuras Boston, Mass., Apr 15, 2023 / 06:00 am What do a certain Polish nun and a certain Polish pope have in common? They both became saints and they were both instrumental in the institution of Divine Mercy Sunday, which offers many graces to the faithful. Be sure to …

Students from Cincinnati Moeller High School carry the Holy Cross for the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Good Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
by CNA Staff CNA Staff, Apr 11, 2022 / 10:43 am A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven. A plenary …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, May 30, 2022 / 08:20 am The Vatican announced on Monday that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available …