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12 terms

Ch 7, Part 1

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actual sin
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.
complete consent
consent given so freely and deliberately that an action becomes a personal choice
formal cooperation
a deliberate assistance to another person in the commission of evil
grave matter
an object or circumstance having serious weight or importance
habitual sin
a permanent state of culpability caused by the frequent commission of actual sins
imperfect contrition
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
intrinsic evil
an act that is evil in and of itself and never justifiable, regardless of situation or circumstance
material cooperation
an action that plays a role in an evil deed but lacks the deliberate consent to that same cooperative action
material sin
an act that is sinful but does not admit culpability because of ignorance
mortal sin
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
perfect contrition
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