Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Indulgences

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?

3 comments:

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.

Blessings!

~Joseph the Worker said...

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