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(11-03-2020, 01:26 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: But, unfortunately, as the article points out, the obligation to confess and receive Holy Communion for a plenary indulgence has not been changed.

One can still obtain a partial indulgence without having received communion/confessed, no? If so, a partial indulgence is better than no indulgence.
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(11-03-2020, 07:51 PM)Bonaventure Wrote:
(11-03-2020, 01:26 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: But, unfortunately, as the article points out, the obligation to confess and receive Holy Communion for a plenary indulgence has not been changed.

One can still obtain a partial indulgence without having received communion/confessed, no? If so, a partial indulgence is better than no indulgence.

Totally agree!
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(11-03-2020, 07:56 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(11-03-2020, 07:51 PM)Bonaventure Wrote:
(11-03-2020, 01:26 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: But, unfortunately, as the article points out, the obligation to confess and receive Holy Communion for a plenary indulgence has not been changed.

One can still obtain a partial indulgence without having received communion/confessed, no? If so, a partial indulgence is better than no indulgence.

Totally agree!

If I may add one item... one of the "usual conditions" necessary in order to obtain a plenary indulgence, either for yourself or others, and in addition to having attended Mass, received Holy Communion, and confessed, is a complete detachment from sin.  This includes venial sin.  I have listened to several priests talk on this subject, and have come to the realization that the obtainment of plenary indulgences are far and few between--at least for me.  To be completely detached from even venial sin is no simple task, and yet it is a requirement to obtain a plenary indulgence.  In that regard, I don't really worry about obtaining plenary indulgences (I'll still do all I can to get them), but I'm comfortable knowing that if I can not receive a plenary indulgence, a partial indulgence (and who knows how close to plenary that partial indulgence may be) is something to nonetheless strive for.
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