Sunday, July 21, 2013

USC Videos: On Indulgences

Last week the chatter was all about canonizations given the announcement of the impending canonization of Bl. John XXIII and Bl. John Paul II. This week the (false) news report that Pope Francis is offering an indulgence for following him on Twitter has everybody talking about indulgences. What is an indulgence? Few Catholic dogmas are more misunderstood. In this 13:45 video, which I made at the request of a friend who inquired about the Church's mind on this matter, I present an off-the-cuff theological and historical overview of this important Catholic doctrine.

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