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Clumsy Theosis - Indulgences: Not a “Get Out of Hell Free” Card

November 6, 2020

Indulgences. A *get out of hell free* card? Money grab by the Catholic Church? Outdated and no longer in existence? No, nope, and negative. A beautiful practice in charity? A means for spiritual discipline? A gift from the Church to spur Christians on to holiness? Yep, yes, and you betcha. Listen as Richaél Lucero explains the role of indulgences in the Church today. As well as, what they are, why you’d want them, how to get them and more.

Show Notes:
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—Episodes referenced:
-Purgatory and Praying for the Dead…ng-for-the-dead/
-Relics: Creepy or Miraculous

—Resources referenced:
Manual of Indulgences 1999 in PDF courtesy of

—Quotes referenced:
-“As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that before the Final Judgement, there is a purifying fire.” St. Pope Gregory the Great CCC 1031
-”The Church does not want simply to come to the aid of these Christians [ seeking indulgences], but also to spur them to works of devotion, penance, and charity.” St. Pope Paul VI CCC1478

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