Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Christian Instructed in the Nature and Use of Indulgences; Chapter 1

Please read also:
Clearing up Misunderstandings About Purgatory

What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?

1 comment:

  1. I received a very long comment from a reader. There was only one question in it, and a multitude of insults directed at me. I will simply answer the question:

    "the last page lost me. we don't have a pope or valid priests, so who is going to forgive our sins or who is going to give us penance."

    But this question has been very thoroughly answered already. Yet the person who commented declared that they would be unsatisfied with being told to read the answer. So what does this person want? Apparently a fight.

    "i know your answer, you gonna tell me read this article from your site. the end. you solve everything by reading your articles. no question asked."

    Sorry, you will not get a fight from me, only the answer to your question, and yes, the article you can read.

    Those who are already truly Catholic but are unable to see a priest are not, by this fact, excluded from God's friendship.

    “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.” - Psalm 33:19

    “A Sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” - Psalm 50:19

    “The Synod teaches moreover, that, although it sometimes happens that this contrition is perfect through charity, and reconciles man with God before this sacrament (of Penance) be actually received, the said reconciliation, nevertheless, is not to be ascribed to that contrition, independently of the desire of the sacrament which is included therein.” – Council of Trent, Session 14, Chapter 4