An incredible grace, known as a plenary indulgence, is available to all Catholics who pray for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary act necessary is either praying a rosary or the easy option of tuning into broadcasted Mass.  Mass is broadcast here on both Catholic Spirit Radio and EWTN TV at 7AM everyday and every odd numbered hour from 7AM through 9PM on Radio Essentials station which is broadcast on our website under Listen Live: Radio Essentials.  It also is shown on EWTN TV at 11AM, 6PM and 11PM.  Our website also lists links to videos of local non-public Masses:  www.catholicspiritradio.com/video-of-local

The other conditions are really easy.  You say the Apostles creed, one Our Father and perhaps one Hail Mary, which takes very little time.  People should pray for the pope’s intentions which in April is for addicts to receive help and accompaniment. 

Since we can’t go to Communion during Quarantine, say the short spiritual communion prayer at

https://www.ewtn.com/ catholicism/devotions/act-of- spiritual-communion-339 

Lastly, just be sorry for anything you did that was sinful in the past or present and plan to go to Confession sometime after the pandemic is over.  You can tell God in prayer whether you want it to either shorten your own future purgatory time or whether you have someone who has already passed away that you’d like to shorten purgatory time of.  One person may need several indulgences to get them through purgatory because of people’s attachment to sin.  Each day you could earn a plenary indulgence (meaning if you did it everyday for a week you could earn 7 indulgences).

This amazing opportunity continues for as long as the Coronavirus pandemic continues throughout the world.  We’ll remove this page when we hear that this indulgence opportunity ends. 

EWTN provides info at their website:


Also, further info is in an article by the Catholic News Agency which is owned by EWTN.


Catechism 1032:  “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead."

Additional related church teachings are in Catechism paragraphs:  1471, 1498, 1479


The pope has offered a rare exception to the usual format of Confession called "general absolution" for people affected by Coronavirus.  Examples include when someone is near death especially if a priest is not allowed to enter a hospital due to Coronavirus restrictions.  The National Catholic Register is also owned by EWTN and they have an article explaining the details about this:

https://www.ncronline.org/ news/vatican/vatican-makes- clear-general-absolution- allowed-during-coronavirus- contagion