Let me read you another thing because this really bothers me:

Indulgences are dispensed from “a treasury entrusted by Christ to the blessed Peter and his successors Christ vicars on earth, to distribute to the faithful for their salvation.” Volume 1 page 70

That says that when Christ left the earth, he gave Peter this treasury of merits of the saints and Peter could dispense that couple by couple to worthy people and thus “distribute to the faithful for their salvation”. Where does stuff get into that treasury from? In case we didn’t know, they explain that the treasury includes the prayers and good works of the blessed Virgin Mary plus the prayers and good works of all the saints who attained their own salvation. The bible says we were all born in sin, there is none righteous, no not one. For all of sin and fallen short of the glory of God. Neither is there salvation in any other than in Jesus Christ. The Roman church says that the “treasury of those who attain their own salvation and at the same time cooperated in the saving of their brothers. Those who believe in Christ, have carried their crosses to make expiation for their own sins and the sins of others.” From the most ancient times, in the church, good works were also offered to God for the salvation of sinners.