All Souls' Day Plenary Indulgence Extended

Specifically, for this year of 2020, due to the concerns related to the pandemic, the Holy See has extended the plenary indulgence connected with All Souls’ Day and the month of November for the souls in purgatory. (Decree, Apostolic Penitentiary, 22 October 2020).  They are as follows:

  • On All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2nd), a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory can be gained by a member of the faithful if he or she devoutly visits a church or an oratory and prays an Our Father and the Creed. For 2020, the Holy See has allowed for this visit to be done even only mentally or spiritually if pandemic conditions make the visit unfeasible. In addition, the Holy See has extended this to be possible on any day throughout the month of November. The usual conditions below must also be done.
     

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54 Day Miracle Rosary Novena

 

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Family, Church and Nation

23nd Annual Conference
July 29 - August 2, 2020

Presented by the St. Thomas Aquinas Society

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Image used with permission of Richard George

HOTEL ELEGANTÉ
2886 S Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 

The Family, Church and Nation Conference was a tremendous success!

God provided the necessary window of opportunity for the accomplishment of this conference. The very next day, new "guidelines" reduced the numbers able to be in a meeting room once again, but we were able to complete our conference just before the new rules came into effect.

Thanks to all who attended and helped us by cooperating with wearing face masks, putting up with the need to maintain the necessary restrictions regarding rooms counts which required the need to have tickets so that we would not exceed room count regulations, and to accomplish many financial needs. We still have a way to go financially, but we were able to pay for the speakers and the hotel expenses, some of it being on credit cards. If you can continue to assist us financially, we will be grateful!

Positive comments included being around and enjoying others again, as well as attending excellent and inspiring talks. We also appreciate the Elegante hotel staff who did all possible to facilitate our conference, advise us regarding safety measures, and help us so that we would be within all the necessary regulations and not risk being shut down.

We thank everyone for their cooperation and their prayers. We also thank Jose Melendez, Cody Stowe and Richard George for helping with live streaming and video. We hope to have information available at a later date regarding the possibility of recordings. In the meantime, please pray for Ramona Rosales of Holy Family Media. Having another MS episode prevented Holy Family Media from coming to record CDs for this conference.

God bless all of you.

 

 

Hour of Grace - Rosa Mystica

DECEMBER 8TH – HOUR OF GRACE (12:00pm to 1:00pm)

(Acknowledgements: A very special Thank you to the Felician Sisters in general who printed this story in their AVE MARIA magazine and who so graciously translated this story from the Polish into English in order to comply with the request of the Blessed Virgin Mary that this message be sent throughout the world. Thanks also to Ethelyn David in Vancouver, BC for sending this.)

During the period of November 24, 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.

On the first appearance the Blessed mother told Sister Pierina She wanted to be known as the “Mystical Rose,” and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all of Italy, and the entire world.

It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing Her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the “Mystical Rose”.

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THE BISHOP'S VOICE: Fortnight for Freedom

By MOST REV. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.

 

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the text from a video Bishop Michael Sheridan recorded to be played at all parishes in advance of the Fortnight for Freedom campaign which begins June 21.]

Bishop Sheridan My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I want to thank your pastor for allowing me to speak to you today on a most important matter.

As most of you know, the Catholic Church in the United States is engaged in a fight to preserve our first and most cherished freedom — our religious freedom. This is a fight that we did not start, nor is it a fight that we relish having to carry on; but the fact is that our federal government has made an unprecedented — indeed, almost unimaginable — intrusion into the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church, and we cannot and must not allow this intrusion to be sustained.

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