Plenary Indulgence

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An indulgence reduces punishment for sins.  The recipient must meet certain requirements to receive the indulgence. A Plenary Indulgence erases the total punishment for sins committed until the indulgence, whereas a Partial Indulgence reduces the punishment.

 

“An indulgence is a 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 which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints.”  (Rule 1 of the Indulgences Manual)

 

The plenary indulgence a priest imparts when giving the sacraments to a person in danger of death is particularly important; if no priest is available, the Church grants the plenary indulgence to any rightly disposed Christian at the moment of death. 

 

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https://meditationsoncatholicism.blog/2013/01/12/anointing-of-the-sick/

 

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A plenary indulgence is normally authorized to Catholics properly disposed who attend a newly ordained priest’s First Mass. This is not the same as any indulgence granted from attending the Ordination Mass itself, since the ordaining Bishop is the principal celebrant.

 

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