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a thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to God's eternal law. it is a human act the presumes (a) knowledge of wrongdoing, (b) awareness of malice in one's conduct, and (c) consent of the will. it damages a person's relationship with God.
attrition. sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed together with the resolution to not sin again as a result of being sorry for sins due to fear of God's punishments
an act that is evil in and of itself and never justifiable, regardless of situation or circumstance
an action that plays a role in an evil deed but lacks the deliberate consent to that same cooperative action
a grave offense against God that destroys a person's relationship with him by severing him from divine love. it destroys charity in the heart of man; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him
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