Should We Indulge In Indulgences?


According to Modern Catholic Dictionary by Fr. John Hardon, an Indulgence “is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins forgiven as far as their guilt is concerned, which the follower of Christ with the proper dispositions and under certain determined conditions acquires through the intervention of the Church, which, as minister of the Redemption, authoritatively dispenses and applies the treasury of the satisfaction won by Christ and the saints.” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution on Indulgences).

Ok, I know what you’re thinking, what does all of that mean?