Tag Archives: mortal sin

QUAERITUR: Can a miscarriage be a sin?

From a reader: I was wondering if it was possible for a natural miscarriage to be a sin. The doctors couldn’t tell me why it happened, but statistically miscarriages are more likely when the mother is obese, as I am/was. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why bother going to Mass in the state of sin? Fr. Z rants with hellfire and brimstone.

From a reader: Fr. Z I’m struggling to wrap my head around what the point of going to Mass if we’re not in the state of sanctifying grace. My understanding is when we fall from grace, any good works we … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If I forget to confess a mortal sin, am I still forgiven?

From a reader: If i forget to confess a mortal/grave sin in the confessional, when i fully intended to confess it before i walked in, is it still absolved? If you truly forget to confess something, but otherwise make a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Starting a novena in the state of moral sin

From a reader: Can a person in the state of Mortal Sin begin a Novena with the intention of going to Confession as soon as possible? It seems it won’t be efficacious if the soul was in sin when beginning … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession for 10 years! I don’t know what to do!

Here is a question from a reader I answered some time ago. But it is now Saturday of Passiontide.  Sure there are parishes this evening where you can find a priest hearing confessions. Go. To. Confession. From a reader: I … Continue reading

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