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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.  Our website also lists local daily Masses you can attend in person or stream online:     or weekend Mass at  

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 November is for people who suffer from depression. 

If you are able to go to Mass and receive Communion that is typically always required for plenary indulgences.  If can’t go to Communion due to fear of the pandemic, say the short spiritual communion prayer which is posted online at: catholicism/devotions/act-of- spiritual-communion-339 

Lastly, going to Confession within 20 days is typically always required of each attempt you make to get a plenary indulgence.  If you don't feel comfortable leaving home due to the pandemic, just plan on going to Confession as soon as you are able to.  Be sorry for anything you did that was sinful in the past or present.  A list of local Confession times at churches is on our website at


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 of our attempts to get them a plenary indulgence 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: news/vatican/vatican-makes- clear-general-absolution- allowed-during-coronavirus- contagion

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