This remission is given primarily, and in the case of mortal sins necessarily, through the sacrament of Reconciliation. However, even after mortal sin has been forgiven and, as a necessary consequence, the eternal punishment it deserves has been remitted, and even if slight or venial sin has been remitted, the forgiven sinner can need further purification, that is, be deserving of temporal punishment to be expiated in this life or in the life to come, namely, in Purgatory. The doctrine of faith regarding indulgences and the praiseworthy practice of gaining them confirm and apply, with special efficacy for attaining holiness, the deeply consoling mysteries of the Mystical Body of Christ and the Communion of Saints. The principles governing indulgences have not been changed at all in this new edition, but several norms are restated in the light of documents recently published by the Apostolic See.
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Authored By: Fr. Sparks, O. It is a masterpiece of renewal in the Spirit. This thin, well bound volume, one sixth the size of its immediate predecessor, typographically attractive and very legible, is the product of the Vatican Press. The Enchiridion deals, as did its predecessors, with indulgences for all the faithful. And this is literally true. There is special provision for the Oriental Churches, as for example with those that do not have the practice of the Rosary.
The Patriarchs are empowered to indicate corresponding Oriental Marian devotions and to enrich them with the Rosary indulgences. All the indulgences are applicable to the souls in Purgatory. The concessions are distributed into two categories. The first category contains three "more general concessions". Each of these is clearly set off in special type, simply and succinctly explained, and supported by scriptural and conciliar texts. The second more general concession has to do with works of mercy to the needy and reads: A partial indulgence is granted to that individual among the faithful who, led by a spirit of faith, mercifully expends himself or his goods in the service of needy brethren.
A partial indulgence is granted to that individual among the faithful who, in a spirit of penance, freely abstains from something licit and pleasing to himself.
The second category of concessions lists seventy devotional and penitential prayers and practices. Even this listing is simple, "democratic", and "non-scientific". The first letter of the first Latin word of the prayer or pious practice determines its place.
Thus Our Lord "must take His turn", and prayers in His honour beginning with "J" come in the place of that letter of the alphabet. Some of the seventy are sweeping in content. For example "The Use of Pious Objects" reads this way: "That individual among the faithful who devoutly uses an object of piety a crucifix or cross, a chaplet, a scapular, a medal rightly blessed by any priest, is granted a partial indulgence.
To these are attached a plenary indulgence daily. One of the "longer" of these seventy declarations has to do with the Rosary. After giving the accurate notion of this devotion as described in the liturgy, that is, that the complete Rosary embraces "all" the Christian Mysteries the Incarnation, Passion, and Exaltation of Christ , it is clearly stated that for "concessional" purposes a third part of the Rosary suffices.
Thus five decades with meditation on the series of the Joyful, the Sorrowful, or the Glorious Mysteries are noted. Among others, there is an indulgence for hearing the Word of God; for prayers to the Angels, St.
Joseph, the Saints; for the Souls in Purgatory; for the catechetical apostolate; for mental prayer; for prayers for Church unity; for the Sign of the Cross; for prayers to the Holy Spirit; for the acts of faith, hope, love and contrition; for the Miserere; for a spiritual communion; for a monthly day of recollection; for prayers for the Holy Father; for various episcopal and parochial acts; for prayers for vocations.
There follows a two-page helpful appendix of examples of scriptural prayers. A useful Index closes the work. This collection replaces all other general concessions, and at times adjusts the Code of Canon Law. The Decree opening the volume and making these declarations is fittingly dated the close of the Holy Year of Faith, June Taken from:.
The Enchiridion recites each indulgenced prayer in full. Because most are recognizable they will only be listed by name. The un- translated Enchiridion lists each work and prayer in alphabetical order by their Latin names. The order shall remain the same in this listing. The descriptions of the works and details regarding obtaining the indulgence will be edited and abreviated in this listing. The following is not represented to be an exact reprint of the Enchiridion but an accurate digest of what constitutes an approved indulgenced work by the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary.
ENCHIRIDION INDULGENTIARUM ENGLISH PDF
Background[ edit ] According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church , "The forgiveness of sin and restoration of communion with God entail the remission of the eternal punishment of sin, but temporal punishment of sin remains. For this purpose, Paul VI decreed that partial indulgences , previously granted as the equivalent of a certain number of days, months, quarantines,  or years of canonical penance , simply supplement, and to the same degree, the remission that those performing the indulgenced action already gain by the charity and contrition with which they do it. Indulgences can always be applied to the dead by way of suffrage. Enchiridion Indulgentiarum[ edit ] The apostolic constitution ordered a revision of the official list of indulgenced prayers and good works, which had been called the Raccolta , "with a view to attaching indulgences only to the most important prayers and works of piety, charity and penance". Religious institutes and the like, to which grants of plenary indulgences, for instance for visiting a particular church or shrine, had been previously made, were given a year from the date of promulgation of Indulgentiarum Doctrina to have them confirmed, and any that were not confirmed mostly in a more limited way than before  within two years became null and void. Actions for which indulgences are granted[ edit ] Archbishop Socrates B.
The Enchiridion of Indulgences
The abolition of the classification by years and days made it clearer than before that repentance and faith are required not only for remission of eternal punishment for mortal sin but also for any remission of temporal punishment for sin. Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope The order shall remain the same in this listing. Each of these is clearly set off in special type, simply and succinctly explained, and supported by scriptural and conciliar texts. Of particular significance is the plenary indulgence attached to the Apostolic Blessing that a priest is to impart when giving the sacraments to a person in danger of death, and which, if no priest is available, the Church grants to any rightly disposed Christian at the moment of death, on indulgentiaum that that person was accustomed to say some prayers during life. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Catholic Online on Pinterest Catholic ideas style inspiration. Religious institutes and the like, to which grants of plenary indulgences, for instance for visiting a particular church or shrine, had been previously made, were given a year from the date of promulgation of Indulgentiarum Doctrina to have them confirmed, and any that were not confirmed mostly in a more limited way than before  within two years became null and void. Saint of the Day St.