February 17, 2013
Although our sins are forgiven in sacramental Confession, we still must do penance and reparation either in this life or the next (purgatory). The penance we are assigned in Confession by the priest is just the beginning!
One way to remit the punishment we owe for our forgiven sins is to perform acts in which the Church has determined an indulgence can be obtained. The below article explains how this can happen.