[quote="phil19034, post:5, topic:350908"]
Let's also keep two things in mind regarding the Baltimore Catechism (I'm paraphrasing from my Archbishop):
1) It was never the official catechism of the entire Catholic Church (it was written by USCCB and for the Church in America)
2) It might use some language that today is used a little differently today.
NOW, I'm not saying that the Baltimore Catechism is bad. But it most likely wasn't given the level of scrutiny that the CCC was given to make sure it was very clear.
That is certainly true. From the universal Catechism of the Catholic Church which uses the word detestation rather than hatred in the Baltimore Catechism: Contrition
1451 Among the penitent's acts contrition occupies first place. Contrition is "sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed, together with the resolution not to sin again." 50
1452 When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called "perfect" (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible. 51
1453 The contrition called "imperfect" (or "attrition") is also a gift of God, a prompting of the Holy Spirit. It is born of the consideration of sin's ugliness or the fear of eternal damnation and the other penalties threatening the sinner (contrition of fear). Such a stirring of conscience can initiate an interior process which, under the prompting of grace, will be brought to completion by sacramental absolution. By itself however, imperfect contrition cannot obtain the forgiveness of grave sins, but it disposes one to obtain forgiveness in the sacrament of Penance. 52
hatred (British): a feeling of intense dislike; enmity
hatred (American): strong dislike or ill will; hate
detestation: intense hatred; abhorrence