osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Modern Indulgences

My thanks to madfilkentist for this link on the Pope granting indulgences to those who participated in World Youth Day.

I find this interesting, as I am utterly ignorant of the dogma here -- although I believe this was the primary plot device in the movie Dogma. Most of us have really bad ideas about indulgences due to that whole Reformation thing. But I assume the problem there was the selling of indulgences.

So I'm curious about the modern use of indulgences and where they fit into the modern Catholic theology. Anybody got any knowledge or resources on it?

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