I know it’s not from a Catholic paper but am curious why it was written. Does it have any validity?
The headline of the first article already proves the author has no idea of what they are talking about, nor any interest in objectivity.
Indulgences were never gone, nor can you “buy your way to heaven”.
This is not recent news. If you have a question about indulgences; ask it in the Apologetics forum. I would suggest doing a forum search for any existing threads first. It is a common question.