Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[25] Of Indulgences
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We must now consider indulgence: (1) in itself; (2) those who grant indulgence; (3) those who receive it.

Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether an indulgence remits any part of the punishment due for the satisfaction of sins?

A[2] Whether indulgences are as effective as they claim to be?

A[3] Whether an indulgence should be granted for temporal assistance?