Tag Archive: anathema

Jul 11

July 11: Excommunication

The Papacy abused excommunication freely and frequently for political advantage – so much so that a bishop would excommunicate a thief who stole his property!

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Jan 27

January 27: Are Indulgences “Sold”?

Sale of Indulgences (circa 1530, woodcut by Jörg Breu the Elder)

one could pay money, get change, and receive a piece of paper with which one got remission of sin. The price is stipulated and there is no indulgence without “alms.” That sounds like a sale.

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