Tag Archives: mortal sin

ASK FATHER: “Did you desire to completely destroy your relationship with God?” A serious error some priests are into.

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Recently went to confession at a parish near my new job.  I hadn’t been there ever before. I mentioned the phrase “mortal sin”. The priest said, “I don’t think there was any mortal sin. Mortal sin requires three … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do martyrs killed in the state of mortal sin go to Heaven?

From a reader:
I know that the Church teaches that people that die in a state of mortal sin cannot go to Heaven. However, can martyrs killed in a state of mortal sin still go to Heaven?
Excellent question, and one that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to add details when I confess sins?

From a reader:
In confessing a sin is it necessary to describe (giving some details of) the sin rather than merely indicating the name (species) of the sin?
You don’t have to go into great detail, but you ought to provide enough … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is Mass valid if the priest is in mortal sin?

From a reader:
Sometime ago, I was told by a priest that if the priest is in mortal sin, the mass (primarily Holy Communion) is still valid, his argument being that you wouldn’t know that he was in mortal sin. I was taught if … Continue reading

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Don’t believe in mortal sin? Card. Arinze explains the situation to you.

First, GO TO CONFESSION!  Why?  Because of mortal sin and the results of mortal sin.
Don’t believe people can commit mortal sin? That it is really hard to commit an actual mortal sin?
Over at the blog of my friend the great … Continue reading

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An examination of conscience to help make a better confession by a really sound priest

Last year I posted about some sheets developed by my friend the great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, to help people with an examination of conscience before going to confession.  He made them available at the blog of his parish, Our … Continue reading

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Of TEOTWAWKI, Your Black Unconfessed Sins, and You

People sometimes think, “Oh, those poor people.  That could never happen here.”
And then it does.
The people in Russia who had the encounter with the bus-size exploding meteor, got up that day just like you did.   Remember that video of … Continue reading

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A reader on going to confession

From a reader:
I know you love to hear good things about Confession.  I just wanted to share that I went to Confession today with a most humble, wise, and kind priest.  I was on the verge of a panic attack … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does the obligation to do penance on Fridays bind us under pain of sin?

From a reader:
I advised a friend that Catholics are either to abstain from meat on Fridays or to substitute another form of prayer, good work, or abstinence; and that she should confess if she failed to do this. In the … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on concelebration, priests ad-libbing and saying Mass in the state of mortal sin

As you know, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.  I also think that priests should stick to the words in the books and do what the rubrics say.  I, moreover, think that priests who continue to commit … Continue reading

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