Wednesday, December 23, 2009


A lot of discussion has gone into what an indulgence really is. Of course, it is NOT buying a chicken bone said to be that of St. Peter (which may or may not have been a serious abuse in the Catholic Church in the middle ages.) Instead, it is the remittance of temporal punishment for sin, and it comes in two forms - plenary and partial. Take a look at this from EWTN. It might be the best discussion of such I have ever seen. It also is definitely not easy, because who can honestly say their heart is completely removed from all attachment or desire for sin?


God Fanboy said...

Thanks for posting this. So many people think that this is absurd.

Soutenus said...

Thank you for sharing this!
Wonderful article . . . it lead me to some more (as usual!). In my cyber travels (starting at EWTN's page) I found this and thought I would pass it on.
Thesaurus Precum Latinarum

Thank you for starting my cyber travels with such a good article over at EWTN.


~Joseph the Worker said...

That is fantastic! Going to share that on my blog. Thanks for sharing.