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Trivia Question

Trivia Question: What term refers to the practice by the Catholic Church where parishioners in the past could buy forgiveness for their sins?

Answer: Indulgences

Indulgences were largely insincere apologies for sinful behavior. The wealthy could donate large sums of money to the Church and then feel that all of their misdeeds were justified. During the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic Church finally abandoned this dubious practice.

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