Contributing Authors


Michael Cain, editor

Fr. Robert J. Fox

Pat Ludwa

Sr. Mary Lucy Astuto

Dr. Frank Joseph

Cyndi Cain

SECTION THREE
COLUMNS-EDITORIALS-ON-GOING SERIES

FEATURES
PENTECOST WEEKEND
June 9-11, 2000, vol. 11, no. 106


1 INSPIRATION

2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

The Norms of praying for the souls in Purgatory can be very meritorious through the Ecclesiastical Norms of the Church pertaining to Indulgences

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto continues her fascinating and informative series on Indulgences in clearing up the confusion that has existed over the last three decades. As she indulges in the subject of indulgences, Sister points out in her series there have been misconceptions about "days" and "years" and explains what they really mean, as well as detailing the difference between "plenary" indulgences and "partial" indulgences and who can merit these indulgences, how, and why. This weekend she focuses on how plenary indulgences can be applied to the souls in Purgatory through the Norms laid out in the Enchiridion revised by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II. Sister Lucy endeavors to further inform the reader how we can all make greater expiation for our sins and hopefully shortening time we might serve in Purgatory after our death before being admitted into the everlasting view of the Beatific Vision. For her column and the fourth installment on Indulgences, entitled Some Ecclesiastical Norms Regarding Indulgences see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


Appreciation of the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. Fittingly, for Pentecost Sunday, we present the first part of the catechesis on the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit as explained in My Catholic Faith and an idea of how the Apostles and disciples were empowered by the Sanctifier when the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the upper room ten days after Our Lord ascended into Heaven. Through these gifts come the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. For part one in the 168th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

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