Archive for tag: indulgences

Archive pour tag : indulgences

Members of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States approved by unanimous consent on October 17 the dialogue’s final report on “The Hope of Eternal Life.” The 65-page report represents the fruit of the dialogue’s four-and-a-half-year study. It explores issues related to the Christian’s life beyond death, such as the communion of saints, resurrection of the dead, and final judgment, as well as historically divisive issues such as purgatory, indulgences, and prayers for the dead.
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Posted: Oct. 26, 2010 • Permanent link:
Categories: Dialogue, Documents, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, indulgences, Lutheran, purgatory
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Catégorie : Dialogue, Documents, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, indulgences, Lutheran, purgatory

Most Protestants may not be able to give a precise explanation of the doctrine of justification or, for that matter, of any other central doctrine of the Reformation, but they often have a vague sense that Martin Luther’s protest began with an attack on indulgences. What exactly indulgences were may be a bit foggy for them, but they know indulgences were something bad, very Roman Catholic, and had something to do with working or, worse, buying one’s way into heaven.

Confusion thus abounded when, in the midst of the ecumenical publicity surrounding the Lutheran“Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification , the papal bull officially announcing the Jubilee Year 2000 gave a significant place to the indulgence attached to the Jubilee. This bull was soon followed by a new edition of the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum , the official handbook of indulgences. (Ironic in light of the ecumenical brouhaha, the Enchiridion includes a new plenary indulgence relating to participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.)
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Posted: Dec. 1, 2001 • Permanent link:
Categories: OpinionIn this article: indulgences, JDDJ, justification by faith
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : indulgences, JDDJ, justification by faith