Do Catholics Still Do Indulgences?

Have you ever heard of an indulgence? If you learned about them in history classes, you may have heard the controversy surrounding them. It’s true that indulgences have a rocky history, but the question we’re left with is: what about indulgences today?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary and Fr. Gregory Pine explain what indulgences are, how they work, and whether or not they have a place in the Church of the 21st century.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.