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"Old fashion way" -What does this phrase even mean in the context of indulgences? If it means doing penance under normal conditions then examples as such should be provided and the article doesn't in fact reflect the fact that the indulgence didn't remove obligation of the individual to do penance although it became widely misunderstood that this was so.

Clodya says: Saints are believed to have generated great merit through penances, prayer and good works. By definition, saints are holy people believed to have gone beyond ordinary understanding and many are believed to perform miracles-such as levitation and healing the sick. They are believed to continue to work for the benefit of the world. Having died leaving so much unused merit, the Catholic Church believed they can divy up the good stuff. Meaning, you can benefit from St Francis flogging himself without actually flogging yourself.

I wonder if the Church still believes she holds the Treasure House of Merit...

this is rediculous[edit]

This article is clearly flawed, and should be completely dismantled. Selling indulgences was banned by the church at the Council of Trent, in fact, I haven't read up on this yet, but as it is with most stuff, it was probably never permissible, but they simply reiterated that at the Council of Trent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:02, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Clodya:If you read the article on Indugences, it clearly states that the Church banned monetary offerings in 1567.

It goes on to state there are still some modern examples of Indulgences, such as the recitation of the Angelus, making the Sign of the Cross, and Pope Benedict's recent statement one can receive partial indulgence by making a pilgrimage to Lourdes this year.

According to my "St Joseph's Daily Missal" (circa 1960), saying "My Lord and My God" during the consecration earned 15 days of indulgence. The phrase quotes St Thomas the Apostle (doubting Thomas) from John 20:28. Fifty plus years later I still say this as an affirmation; however, I have no belief in indulgences or the need for them. (talk) 21:18, 26 June 2011 (UTC) RJJ

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