I just had an uncomfortable and very heated discussion (possibly classified as an argument) with my DRE about plenary indulgences during the the week of All Saints' Day. I feel a huge rant coming on, but I don't really have time right now, so I'll suffice to say: Vatican II did NOT "get rid" of indulgences. Indulgences, while they've been abused in the past, are a beautiful, good thing, and part of Church Teaching.
Or, as Padre Pio once said, "We must empty Purgatory with our prayers."
Lord, grant me patience and serenity and humility.