Some articles on mortal sins, mortal sin, sin:
... good, they are nevertheless likely to be mortal sins ... The works of men are thus not mortal sins (we speak of works that apparently are good), as though they were crimes ... The works of the righteous would be mortal sins if they would not be feared as mortal sins by the righteous themselves out of pious fear of God ...
... In Catholic moral theology, a mortal sin, as distinct from a venial sin, must meet all of the following conditions Its subject must be a grave (or serious) matter ... It must be committed with full knowledge, both of the sin and of the gravity of the offense (no one is considered ignorant of the principles of the moral law ... deliberate and complete consent, enough for it to have been a personal decision to commit the sin ...
Famous quotes containing the words sins and/or mortal:
“Ill read enough
When I do see the very book indeed
Where all my sins are writ, and thats myself.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“I could bear to suffer ... so many have suffered. But why must it be like this? I have not deserved it. I have been true in friendship; I have faithfully nursed others in sickness.... Why must I die like this, alone with my mortal enemy?”
—Willa Cather (18731947)