Mortal Sin and Prayers:Does God hear or answer them?


#1

I’m curious, if a person learns through the process of converting to Catholicism they have committed mortal sin and are unable to make their 1st Confession until after they’ve successfully completed the annulment process–will God hear or answer their prayers?

I ask this as because, as I understand things, mortal sin means being seperated from God. If a person is seperated from God will He hear the prayers of a person in this situation?

I look forward to your responses.


#2

I am presently in “that” situation. The solution my present “civil” wife and I have decided is to live only as brother and sister until we can marry.


#3

[quote=PeterC]I am presently in “that” situation. The solution my present “civil” wife and I have decided is to live only as brother and sister until we can marry.
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If I may, how is your marriage? My wife and I found ourselves becoming unusually irritable and rude toward one another when we tried to live as “chastely as possible” as per our parish priest’s suggestion. He also told us he didn’t want us to risk our very happy marriage.

However, if we did live as brother and sister we would both still be seperated from God via numerous mortal sins we’ve committed as individuals before we met and one we sadly committed together during our marriage.

On the up side, my 2 step children were brought into the Church this past Saturday. This was my 1st Easter Vigil. I was so proud and happy for the kids. The Light of Christ shines in their eyes. The Vigil was beautiful and wonderous as well. Anyway…all of this together got me to wondering about God hearing our prayers and such.


#4

The “state” of our life style allows me to receive the sacraments. My (civil) wife is in RCIA and we are both looking forward to our future and the day we become husband and wife. The relationship has not suffered. It will be a great honor for us to get married in the church when the time comes. Our decision has deepened our commitment to each other and is viewed as a mutual sign of love and truly a gift to each other.

We had twenty years to develop to our current state. The pain of my separation from the church has gone. This has done wonders for our relationship. I can feel her faith building every day. Are their tough times? Sure.


#5

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