this evening ive just been really stressed about the churchs teachings on mortal sin and everything…Sometimes i just dont think it should be this stressful can anyone help me out on this?

Does this help your understanding?

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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
1858 Grave matter is specified by the Ten Commandments, corresponding to the answer of Jesus to the rich young man: "Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother."132 The gravity of sins is more or less great: murder is graver than theft. One must also take into account who is wronged: violence against parents is in itself graver than violence against a stranger.

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.

1860 Unintentional ignorance can diminish or even remove the imputability of a grave offense. But no one is deemed to be ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are written in the conscience of every man. **The promptings of feelings and passions can also diminish the voluntary and free character of the offense, as can external pressures or pathological disorders. Sin committed through malice, by deliberate choice of evil, is the gravest. **

Yes, your priest. Make an appointment and talk to him.

I think that it depends on how you handle it. Try to study little by little and bit by bit. Don’t try to pack things all at once. Mabey an agenda would be useful.:shrug:

I also recommend you talk to talk to a priest :slight_smile:

I recently posted about there being too many sins in the Catholic Church, so I know where you’re coming from and how stressed you feel. No, it shouldn’t be like that. Why would a loving God created humans exactly how he wanted, then spend the rest of life on earth punishing them for how he made them?? :shrug:

Not buying it anymore, and the Church shouldn’t be selling it, LOL.

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