Monday, February 9, 2009

One of things I can't quite grasp

Indulgences. They're back!

Yes, one of the most confusing teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are making a comeback. And, no they're not getting any less confusing.

Thanks to Deacon Greg for pointing out this terribly simplified piece about indulgences. To his credit, Paul Vitello does his best to make a piece about indulgences readable. However, this topic should really get more in-depth analysis.

Read the article here.

My favorite quote from the article:
The good news is we’re not selling them anymore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"One of the most confusing teachings of the Roman Catholic Church"? If you are, self-admittedly, confused, why haven't you sought to learn about it, to clear the confusion away? Nothing confusing about it, unless it is your goal to remain confused. Here, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ch.X, Indulgences: And anticipating what inevitably comes next from the 'confused', please also read what Martin Luther himself wrote in his 1525 "On the Bondage of the Will" on the subject, how he could have cared less about "those extraneous points, the Papacy, Purgatory, Indulgences, and a number of like topics," with his main objective being to negate the fact that God endowed us with free will, as "God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them." (Genesis, 1:27)