Partial indulgence


#1

can one receive a partial indulgence in confession? I also read, if you are to receive a indulgence, you must be in the state of grace at it’s “completion”. So, if you committed a mrotal sin, and a part of that indulgence is to go to confession, and you go admit your sin, can you still receive the indulgence?


#2

Confession is the FIRST step when you work towards an indulgence. Thus, any mortal sins are absolved at the onset. If you commit a mortal sin *after *the initial confession, but *before *the requirements of the indulgence have been completed, you cannot receive the Grace of the indulgence (because in a state of mortal sin, you cannot receive ANY Sanctifying Grace).

If you are working towards an indulgence, and commit a mortal sin (after your initial Confession), and then go to Confession (again), I am not sure if you can just “pick up where you left off” or if you should begin the process afresh. Maybe Bro.Rich or someone else who is smarter than I can provide some insight here.


#3

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