I hear that willfully skipping mass on Sunday constitutes a mortal sin. The way I heard it explained was, since God is infinitely more important than anything else, ignoring him is infinitely wrong. I still thought it was a little harsh but I didn’t think too hard on it. Until recently, that is. The “infinitely good God” logic could apply to any sin, which smacks a little of Calvinism. Why is skipping Mass such a grievous sin? As opposed to murder, which directly impacts the life of another person, skipping mass affects no one but myself and God. i agree that it is very disrespectful, but it seems very overreactive of God to condemn a man to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. I know many good Catholics who regularly skip mass without a second thought. i can’t believe that these essentially good people are condemned to Hell.
Thanks for the explanation.