nizoral shampoo funciona donde consigo misoprostol en costa rica cialis help premature ejaculation generic hyzaar name nexium uso cena tamoxifen u apotekama u srbiji where to buy metformin in dubai comprare kamagra sry lanka why am i feeling wet day 3 of clomid 100mg order viagra canada lexapro side effects in women hair loss mobic comprimidos de 15 mg medicamente zytromax antibiotic adulti terbinafine 250 mg for dog viagra precio farmacity are naproxen 220mg the same as ibuprofen 800mg tengo colesterol alto puedo tomar cialis rite aid pharmacy price lamisil cream cymbalta leg cramps cipro regimen for prostatitis topamax 20 mg for migraines how can i buy citalopram 20 mg online can augmentin be taken with beta blockers levaquin desensitization protocol can i take vicodin with rizatriptan misoprostol cytotec abortion pills where in botswana moduretic 5 mg explication francais clomid and ultrasound monitoring fatal dose iv phenergan what nursing care for furosemide using metronidazole while pregnant does cialis affect sperm ilosone flam capsulas clonidine and trazadone make you fail drug test cialis price south africa how much is the zovirax in the philippines coumadin 3.75 mg cheap viagra usa hydrochlorothiazide hypomagnesemia kamagra gel na srpskom can you take valacyclovir after wine can 50 mg of trazodone kill a dog tamsulosina para la mujer certain medications such as the acne drug accutane morning sickness zofran constipation il cialis funziona sulle donne ondansetron pregnant women ciprofloxacin dose sinus infection digoxin holiday olanzapine street price bupropion buy online uk propecia recovery erythromycin solubility propylene glycol para que es el ciprofloxacino de 500mg clomid blocks thc from tests no funciono el cytotec que metodos puedo utilizar singulair generic montelukast nizoral 3 fluconazole 150 mg 7 days bentyl and zoloft finasteride 5mg tablets price sertraline hcl anxiety taking cipro with advil where to order dapoxetine costo aciclovir similares para que sirve atenolol 25mg sertraline xr 300 mg side effects el viagra en la mujer tiene efectos lisinopril trouble urinating allegra d loss of appetite tinidazole tqeovertoz uses sarna demodecica tratamiento con ivermectina nolvadex vs clomid gyno dostinex 0.5mg prix pastillas cialis para sirve metformin and contrast interaction citotec misoprostol machala farmacias metronidazole 400 mg 5 tablets at once thuoc diflucan rock suspicion amoxicillin mixing maxalt and tylinol whats better crestor or lipitor augmentin 625 ms price pakistan which is stronger cipro 500 or augmentin 875 viagra 50mg lowest price how fast does fluconazole 150mg work snafi tadalafil 20mg t 20 viagra pricing walmart feldene 20 mg soluvel flagyl 250 mg tablets for dogs plavix et ains is metformin effective for weight loss bactrim syrup is for what buy prednisone online cheap cardizem 24hr cd 240mg avodart 2 times a week colore tadalafil cipro xl 100mg nexium esomeprazole price ireland can i get xenical on the nhs cipro dose in renal insufficiency can montelukast be taken with loratadine aglio viagra naturale nome viagra generico allegra 180 effects anafranil gad diet pill fda approved is metronidazole used to treat staph zoloft make you more depressed comprar cytotec en cochabamba using thyroxine during pregnancy harga micardis telmisartan 80 mg zovirax competitors street value of neurontin 600mg merck walmart levitra deal can olanzapine be a help in withdrawal from alcohol septra half life infectious colitis ciprofloxacin clomid day 14 no ovulation snort viagra high purpose of viagra tablet tests before taking viagra trade me nz cialis montelukast accord 5 mg alkohol was ist spironolactone discount generic viagra soft tabs convert zithromax 250 to 1 gram augmentin pneumonia allegra printing surrey bc how long does a 5mg of cialis last avodart tablets 0.5 price in pakistan levitra for sale toronto psychological effects of viagra on older women clomiphene for men side effects verapamil cream price 20 mg of cialis more effective than 10mg of cialis prednisone taper schedule asthma paroxetine for anxiety breathlessness zoloft aumenta de peso effects of viagra on 18 year old para que es el clopidogrel 75 mg cialis trial coupon para q es la medicina ciprofloxacino quetiapine bad side effects bi polar 1 can metoprolol cause chf can you get high on clonidine cytotec g6pd two trigger shot hcg 5 days apart with clomid can you get high off sildenafil meloxicam 15 mg tablet high how does effexor and buspar work together melting point metoprolol tartrate shelf life for nexium mifepristone i misoprostol katowice plavix recall how to use kamagra tablets anxiety and bupropion metoprolol aflutter lose weight when stopping zoloft can u take prozac and ibuprofen 600 together best to take cialis morning or night verapamil oral tablet 40 mg information cadila erectile disfunction allegro kamagra which is better viagra cialis misoprostol en la paz bolivia flagyl 400mg tabs invigorate oval is meloxicam like celebrex ciprofloxacina cuantos dias se toma buy orlistat weight loss ondansetron cost at walmart could you take advil if you have cramps from clomid how to buy clomid online capetown price lexapro medicine atarax 25 rizatriptan and percocet dosaggio augmentin bambini sospensione orale evista costo en mexico cure for cold sores acyclovir amoxicillin allergy after 7 days muscle aches from cipro olanzapine treatment for anxiety efectos secundarios de la provera why does mirtazapine make you bloated ivermectin rats pct nolvadex and clomid cycle celebrex heart study abilify 5 mg ervaringen digoxin 250 mg tablet amitriptyline for cancer pain fungsi ciprofoloxacin hcl ofloxacin ophthalmic solution conjunctivitis clomid 150mg progesterone amoxicillin 900 mg how long till valtrex starts working nafdac approved levaquin augmentin cost cvs bactrim roche forte allegra d interaction alcohol best medicine from cipla for erectile dysfunction viagra 100 mg teva viagra 40 pills zestril ed how long for effects to wear off azithromycin no prescription needed ocular side effects of levothyroxine strattera 3229 sore throat after taking cipro dissolution of amoxicillin capsule verapamil generic form albuterol nebulizer pediatric dosage side effects of nifedipine drug can i mix an amoxilin antibiotics with ciprofloxacin signs hes taking viagra dutasteride alopecia testimonianze clomid and face rash 50 mg of prednisone for vestibular neuronitis paroxetine tablet strengths paxil peak plasma negazole metronidazole 250 can you take cipro and protonix together synthroid ld50 bupropion 200 mg twice daily buy cheap cialis online no prescription wellbutrin day 1 quanto tempo de tratamento com clomid para engravidar generic actos 30mg suprabiotic tetracycline en que farmacias de oruro ay misoprostol apo quetiapine fumarate irbesartan 150 mg precio costa rica cialis south park viagra super active canada work of doxycycline hydrochloride capsules i.p. 100mg bupropion sr and hydrocodone metoprolol contents periactin appetite stimulant uk augmentin 457 mg dose can duromine be taken with metformin precio del medicamento montelukast nursing responsibility for furosemide doxycycline monohydrate heart side effect prednisone for acute back pain ciprofloxacino e uso de anticoncepcional can flagyl cause itching in dogs neurontin how to quit smoking with wellbutrin tutorial delay spray viagra keflex gastritis cat taking metronidazole how long does it take to work augmentin orta kulak anafranil 15 mg azithromycin in acne treatment provera for sale philippines how fast doxycycline work on diverticulitis zoloft vacation navy lexapro bactrim denmark ciprodex vs. cipro hc otic withdrawal from tamoxifen side effects para que sirve el antibiotico keflex kamagra 100 mg uputstvo za upotrebu synthroid dose and pregnancy short acting wellbutrin dose finasteride price ireland buy micardis aciclovir ratiopharm schwangerschaft propranolol 10 mg tabletki can 18 month old take zofran cipionato de estradiol ficha tecnica is it ok to take penicillin with indomethacin birth control pills and zoloft how much it cost to get azithromycin 4 500mg vibramycin 100mg dosage for acne isotretinoin isotane 10 flagyl in uti treatment doses does metronidazole cream work rosacea fluconazole and dilantin generic cialis forum montelukast with levocetrezin role in ovarian cyst clomid side effects statistics ampicillin stock stability duinum clomiphene citrate bp 50mg conceiving while taking clomid buying viagra pattaya kaip vartoti viagra 60 celebrex 100mg prednisone withdrawal symptoms shortness of breath can you take excedrin and meloxicam together costo diflucan 100 amoxil 500mg capsule during pregnancy bactrim forte is a antibiotic can i take buspirone and clonazepam second week off escitalopram side 20mg lexapro insomnia use of atenolol medicine dali ima kamagra gel u apotekama zovirax cream blisters waymark cipro azithromycin dihydrate for bladder infection liquid clenbuterol with plavix is atarax used for nausea makeup for accutane users cialis cena w aptece sildenafil citrate jelly form manufacturers in india telmisartan 20 price in india lovaquin or cipro uses antibiotic to treat epididymitis in india what company manufactures synthroid atarax prontuario can you get pregnant from a guy using viagra buy nolvadex discount male actor in cialis and sugar commercials is flagyl compatible with lactated ringers can phenergan be taken with percocet does metformin cause breast heavy clomid maschio o femmina dostinex tabletas 0.5mg bactrim ds for acne review singulair psych ethinyl estradiol production how long does fluconazole take to get rid of ringworm celexa cause infertility can you take prevacid with the antibiotic cipro elavil to help with benzo withdrawal average cost of atorvastatin in india famous allegra inderal ulotka cost of tamoxifen in canada apotek jual levitra colchicine spc uk valtrex 500 mg once a day alternative zu zoloft nexium if you miss a dose street value for yellow 25 mg amitriptyline lovenox prednisone pregnancy does albuterol and pulmicort stunt growth in infants dissolve cipro and nebulizer it lopressor and fish oil generic cialis tadalafil 20mg lasix myoglobin misoprostol for sale in the philippines toronto viagra walmart price over counter pills that act like viagra bactrim forte para que sirve gabapentin for thunder phobia in digs isoptin khk retard 120 mg wellbutrin hcl xl 150 mg discussion board using ondansetron iv solution per os nolvadex 20 mg pct nyquil diazepam and neurontin interaction clonidine street price amlodipine allopurinol interactions clomid puis ovitrelle voltaren retard 100 mg prospect esomeprazole purchase anafranil jak dawkowac erythromycin dosage for perioral dermatitis premarin side effects weight loss cardura 3 mg meloxicam prices walgreens is amoxicillin and shrimp harmful for pregnancy what does to to you gabapentin 300 mg cheap zoloft no prescription cipro cure strep throat gave toddler too much amoxicillin celexa day 7 cytotec berbahaya digoxin 0.125 mg po qd cytotec dosis 3 pastillas low testosterone and clomid success can i drink alcohol and take metformin can i use amoxicillin for kitten with eye infection allie diet pills how long does cialis take to work and how long metoprolol er succinate 25 mg for anxiety im young but take viagra hydrobromide 20 mg can weed mess with azithromycin how much does viagra sell for should i take dostinex and cialis valsartan and propranolol anafranil 10mg how much do 15 mg meloxicam sale for on the streets i took two cialis 5 mg s amoxicillin and tanning does viagra cause arthritis


Lesson 21
by Staff Writer | Source:


231.Q. What is an indulgence?

232 Q. Is an indulgence a pardon of sin, or a license to commit sin?

233.Q. How many kinds of indulgences are there?

234.Q. What is a plenary indulgence?

235.Q. What is a partial indulgence?

236.Q. How does the Church by means of indulgences remit the temporal punishment due to sins?

237.Q. What must we do to gain an indulgence?

231. Q. What is an indulgence?

A. An indulgence is the remission in whole or in part of the temporal punishment due to sin.

I have explained before what the temporal punishment is; namely, the debt which we owe to God after He has forgiven our sins, and which we must pay in order that satisfaction be made. It is, as I said, the value of the watch we must return after we have been pardoned for the act of stealing. I said this punishment must be blotted out by our penance. Now, the Church gives us an easy means of so doing, by granting us indulgences. She helps us by giving us a share in the merits of the Blessed Virgin and of the saints. All this we have explained when speaking in the Creed of the communion of saints.

232 Q. Is an indulgence a pardon of sin, or a license to commit sin?

A. An indulgence is not a pardon of sin, nor a license to commit sin, and one who is in a state of mortal sin cannot gain an indulgence.

If you are in a state of mortal sin you lose the merit of any good works you perform. God promises to reward us for good works, and if we are in the state of grace when we do the good works, God will keep His promise and give us the reward; but if we are in mortal sin, we have no right or claim to any reward for good works, because we are enemies of God. For this reason alone we should never remain even for a short time in mortal sin, since it is important for us to have all the merit we can. Even when we will not repent and return to Him, God rewards us for good works done by giving us some temporal blessings or benefits here upon earth. He never allows any good work to go unrewarded any more than He allows an evil deed to go unpunished. Although God is so good to us we nevertheless lose very much by being in a state of mortal sin; for God´s grace is in some respects like the money in a bank: the more grace we receive and the better we use it, the more He will bestow upon us. When you deposit money in a savings bank, you get interest for it; and when you leave the interest also in the bank, it is added to your capital, and thus you get interest for the interest. So God not only gives us grace to do good, but also grace for doing the good, or, in other words, He gives us grace for using His grace.

233. Q. How many kinds of indulgences are there?

A. There are two kinds of indulgences-plenary and partial.

234. Q. What is a plenary indulgence?

A. A plenary indulgence is the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sin.

"Full remission"; so that if you gained a plenary indulgence and died immediately afterwards, you would go at once to Heaven. Persons go to Purgatory, as you know, to have the temporal punishment blotted out; but if you have no temporal punishment to make satisfaction for, there is no Purgatory for you. Gaining a plenary indulgence requires proper dispositions, as you may understand from its very great advantages. To gain it we must not only hate sin and be heartily sorry even for our venial sins, but we must not have a desire for even venial sin. We should always try to gain a plenary indulgence, for in so doing we always gain at least part of it, or a partial indulgence, greater or less according to our dispositions.

235. Q. What is a partial indulgence?

A. A partial indulgence is the remission of a part of the temporal punishment due to sin.

236. Q. How does the Church by means of indulgences remit the temporal punishment due to sins?

A. The Church by means of indulgences remits the temporal punishment due to sin by applying to us the merits of Jesus Christ, and the superabundant satisfactions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the saints, which merits and satisfactions are its spiritual treasury.

"Superabundant" means more than was necessary. (See explanation of communion of saints in the "Creed.")

237. Q. What must we do to gain an indulgence?

A. To gain an indulgence we must be in a state of grace and perform the works enjoined.

"Works"--to visit certain churches or altars; to give alms; to say certain prayers, etc. For a plenary indulgence it is required in addition to go to confession and Holy Communion, and to pray for the intention of our Holy Father the Pope; for this last requirement it is sufficient to recite one Our Father and one Hail Mary. Now, what does praying for the intention of the Pope or bishop or anyone else mean? It does not mean that you are to pray for the Pope himself, but for whatever he is praying for or wishes you to pray for. For instance, on one day the Holy Father may be praying for the success of some missions that he is establishing in pagan lands; on another, he may be praying that the enemies of the Church may not succeed in their plans against it; on another, he may be praying for the conversion of some nation, and so on; whatever he is praying for or wishes you to pray for is called his intention.

There are three basic ways of gaining a partial indulgence. A partial indulgence can be gained by:
1. raising one´s heart to God amidst the duties and trials of life and making a pious invocation, even only mentally;
2. giving of oneself or one´s goods to those in need;
3. voluntarily depriving oneself of something pleasing, in a spirit of penance.

A partial indulgence is also granted for reciting various well-known prayers, such as the acts of faith, hope, charity and contrition, and for performing certain acts of devotion, such as making a Spiritual Communion.

To gain an indulgence you must also have the intention of gaining it. There are many prayers that we sometimes say to which indulgences are attached, and we do not know it. How can we gain them? By making a general intention every morning while saying our prayers to gain all the indulgences we can during the day, whether we know them or not. For example, there is a partial indulgence granted us every time we devoutly make the Sign of the Cross or devoutly use an article of devotion, such as a crucifix or scapular, properly blessed by any priest. Many may not know of these indulgences; but if they have the general intention mentioned above, they will gain the indulgence every time they perform the work. In the same way, by having this intention all those who are in the habit of going to confession every two weeks are able to gain a plenary indulgence when they fulfill the other prescribed conditions for gaining a plenary indulgence, even when they do not know that they are gaining the indulgence.

Since partial indulgences were formerly designated by specific amounts of time, you sometimes see printed after a little prayer: An indulgence of forty days, or, an indulgence of one hundred days, or of a year, etc. What does that mean? Does it mean that a person who said that prayer would get out of Purgatory forty days sooner than he would have if he had not said it? No. I told you how the early Christians were obliged to do public penance for their sins; to stand at the door of the church and beg the prayers of those entering. Sometimes their penance lasted for forty days, sometimes for one hundred days, and sometimes for a longer period. By an indulgence of forty days the Church granted the remission of as much of the temporal punishment as the early Christians would have received for doing forty days´ public penance. Just how much of the temporal punishment God blotted out for forty days´ public penance we do not know; but whatever it was, God blotted out just the same for one who gained an indulgence of forty days by saying a little prayer to which the indulgence was attached. But why, you may wonder, did the early Christians do such penances? Because in those days their faith was stronger than ours, and they understood better than we do the malice of sin and the punishment it deserves. Later the Christians grew more careless about their religion and the service of God. The Church, therefore, wishing to save its children, made it easier for them to do penance. If it had continued to impose the public penances, many would not have performed them, and thus would have lost their souls.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular