Bishop Brennan announces a Pilgrimage to the Shrines of the Diocese of Fresno in honor of the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival.
Each Shrine has designated a week of prayer and events, which the faithful are encouraged to attend. At the first location you visit, you will receive a special Shrine Pilgrimage passport, which will be stamped at each location you visit. Bishop Brennan has decreed that those who visit these shrines during the designated times and fulfill the necessary conditions shall receive a plenary indulgence. We pray that all who engage in this pilgrimage will be united in prayer.
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-Patroness of the Unborn
4600 E. Brundage Lane
January 15th – 22nd
Shrine of St. Therese
1410 N. Wishon Ave
February 26th – March 5th
Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus
330 Franci St.
March 19th – 26th
Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
20855 Fatima Ave
April 16th – 23rd
Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles
370 Linden Ave
May 14th – 21st
Full story at Diocese of Fresno.
Of all the useless things. What good does this do when only 15% of Catholics attend Sunday Mass every week?
This shows how clueless the bishops are. They don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to evangelize. They are acting like captains who think everything is normal when the ship is sinking.
I’ll tell them what to do: improve the quality of Mass by improving the music and the homilies. Fire and replace bad musicians, if necessary. Make priests attend mandatory homiletics workshops, if necessary. Improve the quality of catechesis by teaching the doctrines of the faith in intelligible ways instead of dumbing down Catholicism to “luv” everyone. Fire and replace parish religious ed directors, if you have to.
The Church is dying, and Bishop Brennon thinks plenary indulgences are a key to revival. What a laugh.
One has to look at indulgences supernaturally
I often ask God to apply my indulgences and intentions to the holy souls in purgatory. My hope and belief is that they will in turn pray for me when they are in heaven. I know no quid pro quo. I said hope didnt I?
A deacon once sermonized, Whatever you do in the name of Jesus Christ is not beneath your dignity.
I’m guessing that you feel it’s a waste of time for you, but we don’t know how the Holy Spirit is working in the world.
If it’s dying…who better than the dying to receive a plenary indulgence!
This is a very good thing. It helps to increase devotion and prayer.
Oooooh….. a spiritual passport. Sign me up! /-sarcasm
Maybe Cardinal McElroy will issue spiritual passports in San Diego that give his privileged groups of alphabet sinners immunity from the consequences of sin, much like government officials have diplomatic passports that give them immunity from lawbreaking in the countries they visit.
That is not how indulgences work.
Please learn the Catholic Faith.