so I was searching wikipedia for info about casinos and I came to a link for a page about 'Sex Shops.' I clicked on the page because I wanted to know what one was, though I may have had subconsious impure motivations. After reading half of the definition I felt that it was wrong and immediately got off the page. So is this mortal or venial sin?!?!
*From the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
"1855 Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God's law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him.
Venial sin allows charity to subsist, even though it offends and wounds it.
1857 For a sin *to be *mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent."131
1859 Mortal sin requires full knowledge and *complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God's law.* It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice**. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart133 do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin."
From this I think you can infer the answer to your question.
May God bless you
sorry but I can't...?
"1859 Mortal sin requires full knowledge and *complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God's law.* It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice**."
These are the key words regarding your question.
No, it wasn't mortal, it was an occasion of sin where you were tempted but fled...just do your best to avoid occasions of sin. I don't say there was no sin, the site name was sufficient that you should avoid it...that's between you and God.
May God bless you with all the graces you need with the strength to respond.
thanks a lot!
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