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Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins

October 17, 2018 8 Comments
Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins

The first reading for Wednesday of the 27th Week of the Year, from Galatians, spoke to sins that exclude one from the Kingdom of Heaven. If one dies unrepentant from committing any of these sins, one cannot go to Heaven but rather must be excluded in Hell. It is an important reminder to pay heed […]

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Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm

July 23, 2018 33 Comments
Mortal or Not, Sin Always Causes Harm

For several generations, the Church has used a kind of shorthand in referring to mortal sin, for example, “X is a mortal sin.” The problem is that this general statement is an oversimplification. In order for the individual committing a particular act to be guilty of a mortal sin, three conditions are necessary: grave matter […]

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A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

July 18, 2018 24 Comments
A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, [M]ortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. In mortal sin the will sets itself upon something that is […]

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