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"James":396evzl4 wrote:
So really the Catholic Church never approved the selling of indulgences but Tetzel was the more famous (or infamous) of these people that disobeyed this rule?[/quote:396evzl4]

"LARobert":396evzl4 wrote:
You’ve got it. Acts of charity can merit an indulgence, but the claims that one could purchase one’s way out of Purgatory or Hell, or be forgiven of a sin without being sorry for ones failing was contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and remains to.[/quote:396evzl4]
If the Catholic Church can try to stop Luther from trying to break away from the church, do you think the Church at that time had the power to stop Tetzel from selling the indulgences?