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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Pope's Unmentionables

God bless Pope Benedict XVI.
He's really trying to promote indulgences.
Even put out a brand new plenary indulgence for the Year of Faith.
(Sadly, it's not in my 2013 calendar because he just announced it last week)

Unfortunately, NO ONE will do this indulgence.

You see, this is the meat of how you get the Year of Faith plenary indulgence:
...take part in at least three instances of preaching during the Sacred Missions, or at least three lessons on the Acts of Vatican Council II and on the Articles of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in any church or ideal place;
The "spirit of Vatican II" priests will refuse to do what is necessary to fulfill the indulgence because they don't really like the theology of indulgences.

The SSPX and FSSP priests won't do it because they don't really like the theology of Vatican II.

Studying Vatican II documents to get a plenary indulgence is a contradiction in terms for the Church in America.

Ah, well.

Theoretically, it was a wonderful idea...


Flambeaux said...

There are loads of other Plenary Indulgences available that don't require me to spend more time with the documents of V2 or the Catechism is spawned including several announced for the Year of Faith.

Honestly, the sooner we all forget about this wretched council and its disastrous aftermath, the better. Maybe it can be come like the Council of Florence.

Bruce said...

Don't be too quick to give up hope! The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas has a School of Faith that is doing just what the plenary indulgence entails. Our parish begins the Catechism classes on 7 Nov!