Fr. Stephen F. Torraco
From EWTN Q&A message board](http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/dissent/fundoptn.htm)
Hello everyone. I would ask you to read this link if you want an explanation of The Fundamental Option theory of morality. My priest, I’ve heard, is a proponent of it and his adherence to this theory is implicit in many of his sermons, although he’s never given it this name. I found this out in researching the topic.
According to the Church it’s a heresy, but not without some merit. I will admit, I tend to side with my priest. I think each person has a fundamental orientation in life, either towards what is good and from God, or away from God and towards evil. I think this theory makes more logical sense that the legalistic explanation of mortal vs venial sin.
According to the Fundamental Option theory, no one sinful act can break our friendshop with God. We are judged by our fundamental orientation in life.