Five hundred years after Martin Luther proposed that indulgences are “pious frauds of the faithful” they are still offered by the Church and practiced by the faithful. Why?

Dr. Mary Moorman, Author of “Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism, and the Imputation of Merit,” discusses three ways in which indulgences point to the very heart of the Church’s identity and vocation of the her talk entitled “Recalling Who We Are: Indulgences and the Church Today.” Dr. Moorman’s talk was sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.