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Offline Wyatt

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Re: When the Church Sold Indulgences (16th - 18th centuries)
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2012, 01:38:48 PM »
Those running the school I went to and who told us "give a dollar and buy your way into heaven" must have missed that.
Ahh....another unprovable anecdote. I'd begun to think those were gone with Fr. Ambrose. Apparently not.

BTW...an Eastern Orthodox priest killed my uncle. Just sayin'.
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Re: When the Church Sold Indulgences (16th - 18th centuries)
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2012, 01:47:01 PM »
Those running the school I went to and who told us "give a dollar and buy your way into heaven" must have missed that.
Ahh....another unprovable anecdote. I'd begun to think those were gone with Fr. Ambrose. Apparently not.

BTW...an Eastern Orthodox priest killed my uncle. Just sayin'.
Was your uncle trying to sell him an indulgence?

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/documents/rc_trib_appen_pro_20000129_indulgence_en.html
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Re: When the Church Sold Indulgences (16th - 18th centuries)
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2012, 03:14:01 PM »
Are you sure about that? I could have sworn I read that the selling of indulgences was condemned at the Council of Trent.

You did.
Those running the school I went to and who told us "give a dollar and buy your way into heaven" must have missed that.

Guess so.  It happens.  :(
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