Skip to comments.Vatican Adds 7 Deadly Sins Including Abortion, Contraception & Drug Dealing
Posted on 03/10/2008 10:21:49 AM PDT by Froufrou
The list came as the Pope deplored the decreasing sense of sin in todays secularized world and the falling numbers of Roman Catholics going to confession.
The Catholic Church divides sins into venial, or less serious, sins and mortal sins, which threaten the soul with eternal damnation unless absolved before death through confession and penitence.
It holds mortal sins to be grave violations of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, including murder, contraception, abortion, perjury, adultery and lust.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into Hell.
Although there is no definitive list of mortal sins, many believers accept the broad seven deadly sins or capital vices laid down in the 6th century by Pope Gregory the Great and popularized in the Middle Ages by Dante in "The Inferno": lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride.
Christians are exhorted instead to adhere to the seven holy virtues: chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness and humility.
Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican body which oversees confessions and plenary indulgences, said after a week-long Lenten seminar for priests that surveys showed 60 percent of Catholics in Italy no longer went to confession.
He said that priests must take account of new sins which have appeared on the horizon of humanity as a corollary of the unstoppable process of globalization. Whereas sin in the past was thought of as being an individual matter, it now has social resonance.
You offend God not only by stealing, blaspheming or coveting your neighbors wife, but also by ruining the environment, carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments, or allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
God damn, God DAMN, the PUSHER! -— Hoyt Axton
The only one that liberals will accept and popularize - “ruining the environment”.
Why no pedophilia???????????????????????????
More ways to go to H**L?
Would pseudo-science debates count?
What the h-e-double toothpicks does this mean?!! Is it a mortal sin? Yes or no.
contraception? using a condom is now a mortal sin?
The following will send you to hell:
Doing anything in life besides having babies with your spouse, praying, going to church, or reading the Bible.
I had trouble seeing all seven. The ommissions of pedophilia and beastiality are beyond me.
Would that be covered under adultery and lust?
The tone of that one is all wrong. As written, it implies the question, ‘to whom’ and not ‘to Him.’
And how come “voting Democrat” isn’t included?
So if the bishops of the church refuse communion to politicians who support legalize abortion, shouldn't they also do the same to politicians who support legalized contraception? Never mind the rank-and-file Catholics who practice it? And what about politicians who support legalized divorce?
"Doing anything in life besides having babies with your spouse, praying, going to church, or reading the Bible."
See you in Hell, RR. At least we won;t be lonely!!
He'd better hope that "hubris" isn't on The Big Guy's list of deadly sins....
“...murder, contraception, abortion, perjury, adultery and lust.”
Added to sloth, greed, pride, envy, gluttony and wrath. Lust was already there. What is the pope trying to tell us, that lust is a double sin?
I guess those condoms ARE that important, dawg! ;o)
Well now, if you are married, you don’t need a condom, and if you are not married, you aren’t supposed to have sex outside of marriage, ergo, why do you need a condom?
ROTFLMAO! ‘FRiends don’t let FRiends vote Dems!’
“Bishop Girotti said that mortal sins also included taking or dealing in drugs, and social injustice which caused poverty or the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few.”
We need a list of those drugs. And watch out you rich guys!!!
Hah. That "social injustice which caused poverty or the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few" item suggests that voting Democrat is required....
"Liberation Theology", v2.0.
Pedophilia is on the list.
Of course, our liberal friends won’t prosecute that director who now resides in France - in fact they honor him.
In fairness to that director, he had a sexual liaison with a 13 yr old girl, which, in my opinion, is only “inordo amoris” and not pedophilia.
Another one I wasn’t fond of is “Interferes with Social Justice” (I’m paraphrasing) - social justice is code for leftwing activism and raising taxes, removing property rights, adding a federal beaurocracy to oversee the other useless ones, altogether abolishing private property and outlawing homeschooling - these are all synonyms of “Social Justice”.
Always a silver lining, eh Joisey?!
...and oddly molestering children once again escapes the list
save some space for me
I do not see the moral equivalence between abortion and contraception.
This edict prohibits “cloning”.
Well, since we’ve already accepted abortion in our society, and in fact, most liberals view abortion as social justice and indeed as a social good, perhaps we should clone people.
Let’s clone Maria Sharapova. Clone her 25,000 times over - each family can have a daughter who looks like Maria and we’ll raise her Catholic.
We Catholics can counter argue that cloning will be a way to defeat evil.
Is cloning evil?
As a devout Catholic who despises abortion and any other evil, perhaps cloning is going to be our “material” salvation.
If you commit a mortal sin before the pope said it was one, it is still a mortal sin?
I guess the priests had a vote in the new seven???
VERY misleading article.
I know I am going to Hell. i have had a vasectomy.
Cloning has been going on for a century. Not a problem. Even animal cloning is kind of not a concern. But human cloning is way beyond what is prudent whatever the Vatican says.
If after confession who decides one has been penitent enough?
Pre Jesus stuff, that’s Romes problem.
Jesus said: Love one another, in that all the commandments are fulfilled.
And in him all sins are forgiven.
Balcony with wet bar, plz thx
I've already been told that sex for any reason other than procreation is an abomination. So, use a condom, go to hell.
I'm happy I'll have lots of friends there to keep me company.
I figure we have to get some perks for being bad....
Why no pedophilia?
Actually, when Fox News covered this this morning, they had it on the list and abortion, as well.
BTW, the reporting of this “list” is just stupid. The Vatican has not actually made any sort of new list. This is based on comments by an official who was just trying to point out how certain behaviors unique in our age fall into the area of grave transgressions.
Both remove God from the equation of when new life begins, contraception simply moves the timeline from after to before conception.
Think we should order the Sky Box...there’s gonna be quite a few of us there...
You got that right....A REAL BIG skybox!!
Child molesteringers still protected by the church
Can mortal sins be forgiven? If so, by whom?