Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Step in the Right Direction?

Or getting away from the tradition of a particular Church without sufficient expalanation? Regardless of whether Sandro Magister likes the changes in emphasis or not, is his reporting accurate? If the Latins do move away from indulgences what change in teaching accompanies it? If none, then will the faithful be confused? A Latin traditionalist could argue that indulgences are the effect of God's mercy, in so far as He desires that we have a role in the economy of salvation.

Indulgences and Purgatory? Francis Has Mothballed Them

They were constituent elements of all the jubilees. But not of this one. The pope isn’t talking about them anymore, as if they would overshadow the absolute primacy of mercy