Paragraph 1856

1856. Mortal sin, by attacking the vital principle within us – that is, charity – necessitates a new initiative of God’s mercy and a conversion of heart which is normally accomplished within the setting of the sacrament of reconciliation:

When the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end, then the sin is mortal by its very object . . . whether it contradicts the love of God, such as blasphemy or perjury, or the love of neighbor, such as homicide or adultery…. But when the sinner’s will is set upon something that of its nature involves a disorder, but is not opposed to the love of God and neighbor, such as thoughtless chatter or immoderate laughter and the like, such sins are venial.130


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284. Does the breaking of the bread divide Christ?

374. How is a moral conscience formed to be upright and truthful?

207. What is life everlasting?

55. What is divine providence?

218. What is the liturgy?

204. What is the relationship between the Resurrection of Christ and our resurrection?

416. In what does the natural moral law consist?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Fall of Mankind: How Did Adam and Eve’s Disobedience Affect the World? (Genesis 3:1-24)

How did Nehemiah deal with the division between rich and poor Jews in Nehemiah 5?

How to experience communion with God?

What is the cyclicality of Israel’s history and how is it portrayed in Judges 3-16?

What does the Bible teach about God’s final judgment, and what does Malachi 3:18 tell us about it?

What is the importance of caring for the weak according to James 1:27?

What is the message behind the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican?