Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"Contemporary Catholic Belief and Action Why do we still tolerate Mass stipends?" Roger Vermalen Karban, Association for the Rights of Catholics

Catholics have paid stipends for Masses because they were taught that "at the clink of the Mass bell, a soul from purgatory springs," This indulgences mentality irritated Martin Luther and was one of the issues that led to the Protestant Reformation. It should disturb Catholics today that the institutional church is dragging its feet in abandoning this practice and the Medieval theology it reflects on purgatory and the poor souls. Bridget Mary

Roger Vermalen Karban is a priest of the Belleville, Illinois., diocese and pastor-emeritus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Renault, Illinois. He holds a licenciate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and did his scripture studies at St. Louis University. He teaches scripture courses at St. Louis University and Southwestern  Illinois  College.

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