Monday, January 17, 2005

Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of the Eucharist

This bit of good news is brought to you in honor of my Lutheran colleagues, students and friends at Lenoir-Rhyne College and in celebration of their affection for Martin Luther, for whose soul I secured a Jubilee Indulgence in the year Anno Domini 2000, in hopes of his being granting release from Purgatory, if he was lucky enough to make it that far:
VATICAN CITY, JAN 14, 2005 (VIS) - A Decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary, dated December 25, 2004 and published today, states that during an audience granted on December 17, 2004 to Cardinal James Francis Stafford and Fr. John Francis Girotti, OFM. Conv., respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, "the Holy Father wished to enrich with indulgences several determined acts of worship and devotion to the Most Holy Sacrament, which are indicated below. ... The Decree will be in force during the Eucharistic Year, starting with the day of its publication in the L'Osservatore Romano. Notwithstanding any disposition to the contrary."
Read more (courtesy of Benjamin Blosser at Ad Limina Apostolorum, Jan. 14, 2005).

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