Indulgences and the Year of Faith

Deacon Scott Maentz Year of Faith

Bishop Stika provided the priests of the diocese with this short explanation of indulgences and how to obtain one during the Year of Faith.  A Gift from the Holy Father.  At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to a deepening of their understanding in a particular area of the …

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 …