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THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
& THEIR CONTRARY VIRTUES
We should not be satisfied merely to keep the commandments of God,
but should always be ready to do good deeds, even when they are
not commanded. The commandments of God state the minimum requirements
for salvation. They should be kept not merely according to the letter,
but also according to the spirit, which obliges us to strive for
Actual sin is any willful thought, desire, word, action or ommission
forbidden by the law of God.
appreciation of our own worth
desire for earthly goods
desire for revenge
use of food and drink
another's good fortune
keeping the Faith and the practice of virtue
The 7 Deadly Sins, also known as "The 7 Capital Sins," are those
sins that give rise to other sins. They were first enumerated by
Pope St. Gregory the Great in "Moralia in Job."
FOUR SINS CRYING TO HEAVEN FOR VENGEANCE
- Willful murder (including abortion)
- The sin of Sodom.
- Oppression of the poor.
- Defrauding laborers of their wages.
THE SIX SINS AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT
- Presumption of God's mercy.
- Impugning the known truth.
- Envy at another's spiritual good.
- Obstinacy in sin.
- Final impenitence.
NINE WAYS OF BEING ACCESSORY TO ANOTHER'S SIN
- By counsel.
- By command.
- By consent.
- By provocation.
- By praise or flattery.
- By concealment.
- By partaking.
- By silence.
- By defense of the ill done
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"Let no man, when he is tempted,
say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils,
and he tempteth no man. But every man is tempted by his own
concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. Then when
concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin,
when it is completed, begetteth death."
- What is sin? Sin
is any thought, word, desire, action, or neglect (omission)
prohibited (forbidden) by the law of God.
- When are you guilty of sin?
To be guilty –
- You must know that you are breaking God's law, and...
- You must freely choose to do it.
- How many kinds of sin are there?
Two – mortal sin and venial sin.
- What is mortal sin? A
"big" sin, a serious violation of God's law.
stealing something expensive, missing Sunday Mass, etc.
- What does mortal sin do to the soul?
It drives the Sanctifying Grace out of
"What fruit had you then in those
things, of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is
death." (Romans 6:21)
- Where will you go if you die with mortal
sin on your soul? You will go to Hell
"They shall have their portion in
the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second
death." (Apocalypse 21:8)
- Can all mortal sins be forgiven?
Yes, if you are truly sorry for them and
do everything necessary for forgiveness.
"If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us
from all iniquity." (1 John
- What is venial sin? A
"small" sin, a less serious violation of God's law.
Examples: Impatience, ordinary
anger, stealing something cheap, getting slightly drunk.
- What does venial sin do to your soul?
It does not drive out the Sanctifying
Grace from your soul, but it does make you less pleasing to God.
- Where will you go if you die with venial
sin on your soul (and no mortal sins)? You
will go to Purgatory.
- Can a number of venial sins become a mortal
sin? No. (Except that a series of similar
small, recurring thefts from the same person amounts to one
large theft and therefore can be a mortal sin.)
- If you do something wrong, but do not know
it is wrong, are you guilty of sin? No,
if it is through no fault of yours that you do not know it is
Example: If you eat meat on Ash
Wednesday, completely forgetting that it is Ash Wednesday, you
are not guilty of sin.
(Ed. note: There are some things,
though, that you know are wrong, even though somebody may never
have told you that they are wrong, such as birth control or
homosexuality. Even though you may not have been told that they
are wrong, common sense or the natural law tells you that they
- Are you guilty of sin if you intend to do
something wrong, even though you do not actually do it?
Yes, because even the intention to offend
God is a sin.
Example: If you intend to rob a
bank, but are frightened off by the guards, you still commit
just as bad a sin as if you had robbed the bank.
- What should you do if you do not know
whether something is mortal or venial sin?
You should not do it; otherwise, you will commit a mortal sin,
because you show yourself willing to offend God seriously.
Example: You do not know whether
eating too much is a mortal or venial sin, but you go ahead and
eat too much anyway.
- What is temptation?
Temptation is an attraction to commit sin.
- Can you always overcome temptation?
Yes, because no temptation can force you
into sin, and God will always help you.
"And God is faithful, Who will not
suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: But
will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to
bear it." (1 Corinthians
- What should you do when you are tempted?
First, ask God to help you, and then,
get busy doing something else.
- "And lead us not into
temptation. But deliver us from evil."
(1 Corinthians 10:13)
- How can you avoid temptations?
Avoid all persons, places or things that
may lead you into sin, and ask God for actual graces.
- What are actual graces?
They are "helps" from God which enlighten
the mind and strengthen the will to do good and avoid evil.
"My grace is sufficient for thee:
For power is made perfect in infirmity."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
Actual graces come and go, but Sanctifying
Grace remains in the soul. Sanctifying Grace is LIFE; actual
grace is HELP.
- Can you resist actual graces?
Unfortunately, yes, for you are free, and
God does not force you to use them.
"And we helping do exhort you,
that you receive not the grace of God in vain."
(2 Corinthians 6:1)
3 CONDITIONS FOR
From the Catechism of St. Pius X, "The Main Kinds of Sin,"
Q: What injury does mortal sin do the soul?
A: (1) Mortal sin deprives the soul of grace and of the friendship
of God; (2) It makes it lose Heaven; (3) It deprives it of merits
already acquired, and renders it incapable of acquiring new
merits; (4) It makes it the slave of the devil; (5) It makes it
deserve hell as well as the chastisements of this life.
Q: Besides grave matter, what is required to constitute a mortal
A: To constitute a mortal sin, besides grave matter there is also
required full consciousness of the gravity of the matter, along
with the deliberate will to commit the sin.
7 FAILURES WHICH FEW PEOPLE
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
- To form good habits that bring peace in advanced years
- To live in simple, humble surroundings
- To make friends with the Saints
- To win the special protection of the angels through
- To give alms to the poor, the merit of which will live
- To gain indulgences in the easy way offered by the
- To grow old virtuously
7 DISGUISES IN WHICH GOD FREQUENTLY
SENDS HIS GRACES
- In the disguise of ingratitude from friends
- In the disguise of being misunderstood
- In the disguise of failure
- In the disguise of being dishonored
- In the disguise of poverty
- In the disguise of sickness
- In the disguise of death
suffering endured for God are the greatest proof of our love for