6# Baltimore Cathchism No. 2

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St. Joseph BC grades 6-8 Catholic

Is Original Sin the only kind of sin?

Original Sin is not the only kind of sin; there is another kind, called actual sin, which we ourselves commit.

What is actual sin?

Actual sin is any willful thought, desire, word, action, or omission forbidden by the law of God.

How many kinds of Actual Sin are there?

There are two kinds if Actual Sin: mortal sin and venial sin.

What is a mortal sin?

Mortal sin is a grievous offense against a law of God

Why is this sin called mortal?

This sin is called mortal, or deadly, because it deprives the sinner of sanctifying grace, the supernatural life of the soul

Besides depriving the sinner of sanctifying grace, what else does mortal sin do to the soul?

Besides depriving the sinner of sanctifying grace, mortal sin makes the soul and enemy of God, takes away the merit of all it's good actions, deprives it of the right to everlasting happiness in heaven, and makes it deserving of everlasting punishment in Hell

What 3 things are necessary to make a sin mortal?

3 things necessary to make a sin mortal are: First, the thought, desire, word, action or omission must be seriously wrong or considered seriously wrong. Second, the sinner must be mindful of this serious wrong, Third, the sinner must fully consent to it.

What is a venial sin?

Venial sin is a less serious offense against the law of God, which does not deprive the soul of sanctifying grace, and which can be pardoned even without sacramental confession

How can a sin be venial?

First, the thought, desire, word, action or omission must not be seriously wrong or considered seriously wrong. Second, when the evil is done seriously wrong but the sinner believe, Third, the sinner must fully believe it is only slightly w consent to it wrong, but the sinner believes it s only slightly wrong, or does not give full consent to it..

How does venial sin harm us?

Venial sin harms us by making us less fervent in the service of God, by weakening our power to resist mortal sin, and by making us deserving of God's punishments in this life or Purgatory

How can we keep from committing sin?

We can keep from committing sin by praying and receiving the sacraments; by remembering that God is always with us

What are the chief sources of actual sin?

The chief sources of actual sin are: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth, and these are commonly called capital sin.

Why are these called capital sins?

These are called capital sins, not because they, in themselves, are the greatest sins, but because they are the chief reasons why men sin.

What are the near occasions of sin?

The near occasions of sin are all persons, places, or things that may easily lead us into sin.

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