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mortal sin

Christianity a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace
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One does not have to be in the state of mortal sin to take this regular "spiritual shower.
The sacrament directly addresses the scourge of venial and mortal sins in our everyday lives but it is less clear how we can communally atone for our structural sins.
7) Before the post conciliar period, most even-barely-catechized Catholics had learned that mortal sin spells the loss of sanctifying grace and exclusion from everlasting happiness.
Hoarding, like the other five capital sins, is related and in fact finds its head (or caput, from which capital derives) in the mortal sin known as pride.
The credibility of Mortal Sins is enhanced by the fact that the author never comes across as anti-Catholic.
We prepared for confession with a printed guide for the examination of conscience: mortal sins in bold print, venial sins in light.
An unimpressed Nick Hewer says: "This team have committed a number of mortal sins.
Indeed, by the 13th century, most Christians expected to face additional punishment for their mortal sins after they died; whether through a specific amount of time spent suffering in the intermediate state of Purgatory, or in Hell's eternal torments.
In case of serious or mortal sins it is essential to confide in a priest.
Serious or mortal sins still need absolution from a priest, she says.
She wrote: "I believe suicide to be a mortal sin and one that cannot be forgiven unlike the mortal sins I confessed to and received absolution from.
POLLUTION and drugs are on a list of seven new mortal sins produced by the Vatican.