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He repeated the Council of Trent's warning that "the grace of justification once received is lost not only by apostasy, by which faith itself is lost, but also by any other mortal sin." (14) Veritatis Splendor, no.
Aquinas said greed was a sin against God, just as all mortal sins are, because man forgets about things eternal for the sake of things temporal.
With regard to the Church's declaration of a grave obligation, we must note that whatever the hierarchical magisterium declares as grave need not necessarily be grave enough for mortal sin. When the magisterium says that a specific law binds gravely, it is only saying that some important value for the Christian life is embodied in the law.
"If you look at Ryan Babel it is a mortal sin he now sits on the bench at Liverpool," said van Basten.
In his recent article in Periodica de re Canonica, the Religion News Service reported, Burke writes that ministers are "held, under pain of mortal sin, to deny the sacraments to the unworthy."
You can imagine our shock when those of us who had suggested that abortion may not be a mortal sin, were hauled out of class to face the wrath of the parish priest, who had clearly gone through every questionnaire.
In my youth I read Jack O'Connor's paeans to the cartridge and felt that I was committing a mortal sin because I did not have one.
"`Leaving a woman for a man,'" she muses, "is still the lesbian equivalent of a mortal sin." Nevertheless, Clausen's tone is evenhanded.
Blasphemy is only a mortal sin, he stated, "when a person is aware of the significance of the words and knows for certain that they are sacrilegious."(24)
Racked with guilt and self-loathing over his role in the accidental death of his loyal servant, Scobie plans to commit suicide, but, fearing that knowledge of this mortal sin will cause pain to his wife and others, he disguises his death so that he appears to have died of natural causes.
Although priests no longer consider suicide a mortal sin, and lawmakers do not punish it as an offense against the state and hence a crime, psychiatrists now diagnose it as a symptom of a mental illness and hence incarcerate the unsuccessful or would-be suicide as a "dangerous" mental patient.
Sensing the words, Sequoyah Fuels president Joe Sheppard ruefully remarked, "You can commit a lot of sins with respect to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but if they lose confidence in your management process, that's a kind of a mortal sin." On November 21, 1992, the company announced the decommissioning of the plant in June 1993; the long, nasty, unpleasant war appeared to be over.