Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Plenary Indulgence, Anyone?

Catholic News Agency has the story:
A decree was made public today by Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Apostolic Penitentiary, declaring a plenary indulgence for the faithful during the 5th World Meeting of Families, which is being celebrated in Valencia, Spain from the 1st - 9th of July.

The decree, which was published today but dated on the 15th of June - the Solemnity of Corpus Christi - says that the Holy Father, who will be in Valencia for the celebration, is very pleased to bestow a plenary indulgence to the faithful, “in order to feed the lively desire which brings numerous people from every part of the world, to the celebration.”

Pope Benedict bestowed the plenary indulgence to all participants in the World Meeting as well as those who can not go but, "are united in spirit and thought," to those that will be in Valencia.
Family is that important. Unite with the participants in Spirit and Thought, if you can. Every one of us must do what we can to further the freedom of the family to be family. Far too many believe the Absolute Individual or the Nanny State can replace family. How much more carnage must our societies suffer before we finally refuse to believe in those mirages?

Celebrate the family. Then. Now. Every day.