mortal sin

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mortal sin

Christianity a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace
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Hoarding is a grave mortal sin and must be repaired with full confession, true contrition, and completed penance, as must be every indiscretion, every gluttonous or alcoholic over-indulgement, every malicious act and thought toward God and man.
Much of the material in Mortal Sins has been previously reported in news stories, books and documentaries.
Catholic teaching distinguishes between lesser, socalled venial, sins and mortal sins.
Mortal sin is an act of turning away from God, our last end, willingly attaching ourselves in an inordinate manner to some inferior good.
Homosexual acts are intrinsically evil, and if one does them in full knowledge and consent, they are mortal sins and place one's eternal salvation in the gravest of jeopardy" (ibid).
Remember we believed all mortal sins were the same: Missing Sunday Mass was as serious as murder, and chewing the host was as evil as driving drunk.
POLLUTION and drugs are on a list of new mortal sins produced by the Vatican.
Jesus and the Scriptures condemn fornication and adultery as grave moral evils, as mortal sins.
Where are the threats in connection with the lifetime harm and disgrace and above all the sacrilege of those saying Mass with full knowledge of mortal sins on their souls?
Under it, anger (or the desire for revenge) and deliberate hatred are designated as mortal sins (#2302).
When the Peace Process was initiated by John Hume and myself it was as if John Hume had committed a whole series of mortal sins and the reactionaries and the begrudgers in the south particularly, reared up at him.