Tag Archive: Council of Trent

Apr 28

April 28: Churches v. Divorce (862)

Divorce was finally, officially forbidden by the Council of Trent. This ushered in about two centuries of adultery, natural and unnatural vice, and flagrant prostitution.

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Aug 17

August 17: The Soul of Confession

Confession?

Bill Clinton’s “Map Room” Speech (1998): Churches and Confession It was on this date, August 17, 1998, that then-President Bill Clinton made his famous Map Room speech – a confession that he did indeed have inappropriate sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinski. Although not a Roman Catholic, President Clinton’s simultaneously regretful and defiant …

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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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