Indulgences
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The question of indulgences offers dogmatic, psychological and pastoral difficulties. To have a sound basis for discussion, we begin with the teaching of the Church, always bearing in mind, however, that most of the declarations of the magisterium (all, in fact, except the Council of Trent, which is very reserved) are not irreformable decisi…

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Karl Rahner, “Indulgences”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_002020>
First published online: 2016



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