[quote=John Russell Jr]I understand that different priests have different rules in this area. They might be easy on getting drunk, but hard on drink driving etc. What are your understandings of getting drunk? And drink driving? When do they become mortal sins?
Yours in Jesus, Mary & Joseph,
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Yes, drunkeness is a sin. In the Bible, St. Paul gives us a list of grave sins. He states that anyone who commits these sins shall not enter the kingdom of God. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-20).
Any grave sin committed with full advertence and perfect consent of the will is a mortal sin.