A little primer on indulgences

Whenever the Pope grants an indulgence, a certain percentage of people freak out and panic that this is simony (selling grace) or some return to works salvation or some other sort of medieval superstition.

Actually, indulgences are simply the world’s most misunderstood spiritual gifts and they make perfect sense. Think of them as scholarships for people who want to study in the school of the saints.

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  • Mark, the link is bad on your indulgences piece.