Plenary indulgence gained by attending the 2011 Eucharistic Congress
CHARLOTTE — A plenary, or full, indulgence is offered to those who attended the 2011 Eucharistic Congress, went to confession, received Holy Communion and offered prayers for the Holy Father within one week of the Congress, Bishop Peter Jugis announced following the closing Mass Saturday at the congress.
"An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporary punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven," according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Justice Ginsburg calls Roe a disappointing decisionWASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion rights advocate, says that the court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 was overreaching and became too big a "target" for pro-life supporters. "That was my concern, that...
Annual audit shows number of abuse allegations in church dropped in 2012WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual audit of diocesan compliance with the U.S. Catholic Church's "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" found a drop in the number of allegations, number of victims and number of offenders reported...
Nun, other activists found guilty of 'intending to harm' U.S. securityKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An 83-year-old woman religious and two other peace activists were found guilty May 8 in a federal court in Knoxville of "intending to harm national security" by breaking into the nuclear weapon-producing facility and defacing...