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.
consent given so freely and deliberately that an action becomes a personal choice
a deliberate assistance to another person in the commission of evil
an object or circumstance having serious weight or importance
a permanent state of culpability caused by the frequent commission of actual sins
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
an act that is sinful but does not admit culpability because of ignorance
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
occasion of sin
a person, place, thing, or situation that generally leads to temptation
sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed together with the resolution not to sin again as a result of being sorry for sins due to a love for God above all else
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