Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Faith

Deacon Scott Maentz Year of Faith

This past week Pope Benedict XVI announced a plenary indulgence of the Year of Faith. The concept of an indulgence is one that is widely misunderstood in the Church today. Put most simply, an indulgence is something the Church grants to a penitent individual that removes the temporal punishment for their sins. Every sin has consequences for the sinner that …

Magnificat Year of Faith Companion

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

If you are not already familiar with Magnificat, the Year of Faith provides an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with this monthly resource for living our Catholic Faith. If, on the other hand, you are a fan of Magnificat, you will certainly want to check this out. Elizabeth Scalia, a frequent contributor at First Things, offers a review at her blog, The Anchoress. So in …