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Prayer to Release the Souls of Purgatory

Posted on 03/25/2005 9:15:48 PM PST by murphE

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1 posted on 03/25/2005 9:15:48 PM PST by murphE
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; pascendi; Salvation
It is still Good Friday where you are, right?

ping

2 posted on 03/25/2005 9:17:15 PM PST by murphE (Never miss an opportunity to kiss the hand of a holy priest.)
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To: tnGOPgirl
If as little as 10 percent of the world's roughly 1 billion Roman Catholics said this prayer at on at least 3 Good Fridays

But they don't, just ask them.

4 posted on 03/25/2005 10:02:00 PM PST by murphE (Never miss an opportunity to kiss the hand of a holy priest.)
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To: tnGOPgirl
"If as little as 10 percent of the world's roughly 1 billion Roman Catholics said this prayer..."

If.

You know what? Everybody does everything except what they ought to do.

5 posted on 03/25/2005 10:25:03 PM PST by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: murphE
Pope Pius IX declared that by reciting this prayer 5 times on Friday, we release 5 souls from Purgatory and we release 33 souls from Purgatory by reciting it on Good Friday.

Curious, do you have a source for this? I must admit I'm puzzled as to how Bl. Pius IX knew this.

6 posted on 03/25/2005 10:32:29 PM PST by gbcdoj
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To: gbcdoj

Yes, where did the Pope go to get this information?


7 posted on 03/25/2005 11:01:52 PM PST by tessalu ( A)
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To: gbcdoj
I haven't seen this prayer before. I said it anyways.

But he could have known this in virtue of the authority to bind and loose.

8 posted on 03/25/2005 11:13:32 PM PST by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: gbcdoj
"I must admit I'm puzzled as to how Bl. Pius IX knew this."

You shouldn't have been. Ever heard of binding and loosening?

Pope Bl. Pius IX in Apostolicae Nostrae Caritatis:

"Indeed We have decided to offer the treasures of divine gifts, whose dispensation the Most High entrusted to Our care, so that your faithful may pray with more fervent love and more abundant fruit. For this reason, by the mercy of almighty God and trusting in the authority of His blessed apostles Peter and Paul, We confer, by the power of binding and loosing which the Lord gave to Us, a plenary indulgence of all sins as in a jubilee. This indulgence will be granted to all the faithful of your dioceses who accomplish the following acts within a three month span to be determined by each one of you and computed from the day which you decide upon. They must have humbly confessed their sins with sincere regret for them, and after being purified with sacramental absolution, they must have reverently received the sacrament of the Eucharist. They must also visit three churches designated by you or one of the churches three times and must say prayers there for the exaltation and prosperity of Holy Mother Church and the Apostolic See, for the elimination of heresies, for the peace and harmony of the Christian princes, and for the tranquillity and unity of the whole Christian people. Moreover they should fast once within the same period and give some alms to the poor. This indulgence can also be applied to the souls in purgatory."

There you go.

9 posted on 03/25/2005 11:21:55 PM PST by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: murphE

Quoting stuff is cool.


10 posted on 03/25/2005 11:22:28 PM PST by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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It was and I did ;-)


12 posted on 03/26/2005 12:17:14 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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 ***Pope Pius IX declared that by reciting this prayer 5 times...***


"By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered o­ne sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,....

For by o­ne offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified."

- Heb 10
13 posted on 03/26/2005 2:53:44 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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***Of course, but those who die as Christians, but have unrepented sin have to be cleansed right?***


"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For o­ne will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person o­ne would dare even to die-- but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."

Rom 5

15 posted on 03/26/2005 3:04:55 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: murphE

Always a good reminder. Thanks.


16 posted on 03/26/2005 4:46:27 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: TheTruthess

Oh the tangled web....


17 posted on 03/26/2005 6:44:41 AM PST by Rokke
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To: PetroniusMaximus
If you threw in some blue and green text, or up the point size or something, I might be convinced of what you're trying to infer, but didn't actually come out and say.

Give it a whirl. I'm on the dense side. If that doesn't work, we can go for allcaps and see if that works.

18 posted on 03/26/2005 6:58:09 AM PST by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
If you notice I did not put this in general discussion, it was put under Catholic Prayer. It was not an invitation for Protestants to challenge Catholic doctrine on purgatory. It was not an apologetics thread.

If you don't accept the doctrine on purgatory so be it. If by the grace of Our Lord you should end up there one day, you'll be pleased to know many Catholics will be praying for you, as they pray for all the souls in purgatory with no one to pray for them, because all of their relatives do accept its existence.

19 posted on 03/26/2005 7:40:06 AM PST by murphE (Never miss an opportunity to kiss the hand of a holy priest.)
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To: gbcdoj
I must admit I'm puzzled as to how Bl. Pius IX knew this.

He doesn't have to "know" it. As the Vicar of Christ on earth, the visible head of Holy Mother Church, with the authority to bind and loose, he alone has the authority to grant plenary indulgences and set the conditions there of. Which of course is just a drawing on the spiritual treasure of the Church made up of the superabundant merits of Our Lord, Our Holy Mother and the saints. The merits of the Passion and death of Our Lord are infinite, and these he left to the Church.

But of course, as a well catechized Catholic, I'm sure you knew this.

20 posted on 03/26/2005 8:02:06 AM PST by murphE (Never miss an opportunity to kiss the hand of a holy priest.)
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