Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
AskACatholic.com
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Adoration
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices
back
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Homosexual Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History


Bobby wrote:

Hello,

Thanks for reading my question.

I had a question about the Urbi et Orbi Blessings at Christmas and Easter. I know that there is a plenary indulgence attached to this Blessing, but in the prayer, the word absolution is mentioned.

  • Is this Blessing also enriched with an absolution as one would receive in Confession?

Thank you very much for your answer.

Bobby

  { Is the 'Urbi et Orbi' Blessing also enriched with an absolution as one would receive in Confession? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Bobby —

This is an absolution of the temporal punishment due to sin only, not absolution of the eternal punishment, as in Confession.

It does not replace Confession for mortal sins.

Eric

Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.