The second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated July 24.
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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 specific Nov. 2 plenary indulgence one can receive for their own soul by visiting a church or an oratory and reciting an Our Father and the Creed, can now also be done on any day in November.
COMMENTARY: It’s highly significant that Pope Francis has established the ‘World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly’ to be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July.
A plenary indulgence can be obtained during Holy Week for oneself or for a deceased person if certain works established by the Church are performed.
Biden would do well to accept the Pope’s challenge, present throughout the writings that he quotes, to protect the dignity and humanity of the unborn.
Plenary indulgences remit all temporal punishment due to sin and must be accompanied by full detachment from sin.
In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Piacenza said that bishops had requested an extended timeframe for the plenary indulgence, considering the importance of the commemoration of the feasts of All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2.
“I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.”
Pope Francis has allowed the indulgences under the normal conditions, during the year that begins today on the First Sunday of Advent.