Paragraph 2484

2484. The gravity of a lie is measured against the nature of the truth it deforms, the circumstances, the intentions of the one who lies, and the harm suffered by its victims. If a lie in itself only constitutes a venial sin, it becomes mortal when it does grave injury to the virtues of justice and charity.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

309. Is a confessor bound to secrecy?

268. What is the effect of Confirmation?

32. In what way is the faith of the Church one faith alone?

207. What is life everlasting?

391. What does the acceptance of God’s mercy require from us?

476. Are the transplant and donation of organs allowed before and after death?

285. How long does the presence of Christ last in the Eucharist?


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What can we learn from Judith’s victory in Judith 16:1-3?

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How important is wisdom in mate selection and marriage according to Proverbs 18:22?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?

The Importance of Hope in Lamentations: How Does It Sustain Us Through Adversity (Lamentations 3:25)?

How important is the reorganization of the Jerusalem temple described in 2 Maccabees 10:1-9?