Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: QUARANTINE, 11-18-14
Posted on 11/18/2014 7:16:42 AM PST by Salvation
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According to the ancient Church, a rigorous fast of forty days. It was an ecclesiastical penalty imposed by a confessor. Later on it came to be applied to partial indulgences and meant that the amount of temporal punishment removed was equivalent to that remitted by the ancient canonical penalty. However, the term is no longer applied to indulgences.
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