She holds that the power is vested in the Church to remit the temporal punishment of sin, even when the sinner is in Purgatory.
124. On what is the doctrine of Indulgences founded?
On that of supererogation according to which the superabundant merits of Christ and His saints are supposed to be lodged in the Treasury of the Church at the disposal of the Pope and his Bishops.
125. To what purpose is the spiritual treasury to be applied?
By Indulgences to the remission of the pains of Purgatory.
126. Name any object for which an Indulgence may be bought.
The purpose for which Indulgences may be bought varies in different countries. For example, in Spain it was possible for a thief to obtain an Indulgence to enable him to retain stolen property provided he did not know from whom it was stolen, and also provided that he gave one tenth of its value to the Church of Rome.
127. Does Rome issue Indulgences for the dead?
Yes. The church of Rome issues Indulgences for the dead for the relief of their suffering in an alleged Purgatory.