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When are the holy doors open? How do I get an indulgence?

When are the holy doors open? How do I get an indulgence?

During this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis wishes for all of us to experience God’s mercy. Pope Francis wants each of us to have a “moment of encounter with the mercy of God” through an indulgence. I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. To experience … Read entire article »

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Absolution in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Absolution in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Diocese of Tulsa offers the following as a clarification on Pope Francis’ recent statement allowing priests to absolve the sin of abortion without having recourse to the local bishop for the removal of the attached penalty of excommunication.   Download a PDF of the Clarification here.   Several weeks ago Pope Francis announced that during the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, all priests throughout the world would be empowered to offer absolution for the sin of abortion. In considering … Read entire article »

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