Paragraph 1478

1478. An indulgence is obtained through the Church who, by virtue of the power of binding and loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in favor of individual Christians and opens for them the treasury of the merits of Christ and the saints to obtain from the Father of mercies the remission of the temporal punishments due for their sins. Thus the Church does not want simply to come to the aid of these Christians, but also to spur them to works of devotion, penance, and charity.89

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

313. How was sickness viewed in the Old Testament?

64. What kind of bond exists between created things?

54. How did God create the universe?

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

20. What is the Canon of Scripture?

359. How do we attain beatitude?

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What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

What can we learn about the growth of the early church in Jerusalem from Acts 2:41-47?

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