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Catholic Indulgences now available by following the Pope on Twitter

#1_Rasl3rX_Posted 7/18/2013 3:33:31 PM
Only if you're already a Catholic; it chops some time off of purgatory.

But still. lmgdao

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/vatican-indulgences-pope-francis-tweets
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#2Hustle KongPosted 7/18/2013 3:43:45 PM
What are the chances that this has been horribly simplified, and that the actual story isn't what the snappy headlines would have you believe? 100%
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#3_Rasl3rX_(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2013 3:53:36 PM
Hustle Kong posted...
What are the chances that this has been horribly simplified, and that the actual story isn't what the snappy headlines would have you believe? 100%


I apologize, you have to actually follow and pay attention to the tweets, as though without specifying this I'm pitching a totally different story

Very end of the article:
"What really counts is that the tweets the Pope sends from Brazil or the photos of the Catholic World Youth Day that go up on Pinterest produce authentic spiritual fruit in the hearts of everyone," said Celli.

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#4EastsideslingerPosted 7/18/2013 4:56:55 PM
Hustle Kong posted...
What are the chances that this has been horribly simplified, and that the actual story isn't what the snappy headlines would have you believe? 100%


What exactly is your arguement? Is it against the article's portrayal of the Church's use of Indulgance?
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#5kozlo100Posted 7/18/2013 5:07:29 PM
I believe the point being made is that, like always, this is less about clicking a like button and getting time off your purgatory stay, and more about the Church using new media to spread the word and involve people in ways they haven't been able to before.

Though indulgences are still a thing, that I was unaware of. And there are some funny quotes in there.
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#6IndoriPosted 7/19/2013 8:45:30 AM
The actual decree:

D E C R E E

OF THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY

according to which Special Indulgences are granted
to the faithful on the occasion of the 28th World Youth Day
[Rio de Janeiro, 22-29 July 2013]

RIO DE JANEIRO

DECREE



The Plenary Indulgence is granted on the occasion of the 28th World Youth Day to be celebrated in Rio de Janeiro during the Year of Faith.

The Holy Father Francis, desiring that young people, in union with the spiritual aims of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, might obtain the hoped-for fruits of holiness from the 28th World Youth Day to be celebrated from 22 to 29 of the coming month of July in Rio de Janeiro, whose theme is: “Go and make disciples of all nations (cf. Mt 28:19)”, at the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Major Penitentiary on 3 June, expressing the maternal heart of the Church, from the Treasury of the rewards of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the Saints, has permitted that the youth and all the faithful who are properly prepared may receive the gift of the Indulgences as follows:

a) — the Plenary Indulgence, obtainable once a day is granted on the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the Supreme Pontiff’s intentions). It may also be applied by way of suffrage for the souls of deceased faithful and for faithful who are truly repentant and contrite who will devoutly participate in the sacred rites and exercises of devotion that will take place in Rio de Janeiro.

Those faithful who are legitimately prevented may obtain the Plenary Indulgence as long as, having fulfilled the usual conditions — spiritual, sacramental and of prayer — with the intention of filial submission to the Roman Pontiff, they participate in spirit in the sacred functions on the specific days, and as long as they follow these same rites and devotional practices via television and radio or, always with the proper devotion, through the new means of social communication;

b) — the Partial Indulgence is granted to those faithful, wherever they may be during the above-mentioned meeting, every time, at least with a contrite heart, that they raise fervent prayers to God, concluding with the official World Youth Day Prayer, and devout invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Brazil, under her title of “Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao Aparecida”, as well as to the other Patrons and Intercessors of this same meeting so that they encourage the young people to be strengthened in the faith and to lead a holy life.

Then in order that the faithful may more easily share in these heavenly gifts, the priests legitimately approved for hearing sacramental confession, should receive these faithful with a ready and generous heart, and suggest to them public prayers for the success of the World Youth Day itself.

The present Decree is valid for this event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary.

Given in Rome, at the Seat of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 24 June, in the Year of the Lord 2013, on the Solemnity of St John the Baptist.


Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro
Major Penitentiary


Mons. Krzysztof Nykiel
Regent

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#7actarusPosted 7/23/2013 11:33:00 AM(edited)
Rekindling the Reformation
The first reason of the Protestant Reformation was the indulgences.
That was the reason why the Priest Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses on the door of his Church.

Sola gratia (by grace alone)
Solus Christus (by Christ alone)
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