I am trying to understand something a bit better. I have read in several Catholic catechisms and commentaries that the gravity of sin has something to do with whom is offended/ injured by the sin, as well as the type of sin. For example, stealing a large sum of money from your brother is worse than stealing a large sum of money from a stranger (speaking of simple theft but not robbery). Have I got this right?
Similarly, I was recalling recently reading that sins of grave matter against the first three commandments are objectively worse than sins of grave matter against the fourth through tenth commandments. The reason being that the Person whom is offended when we grievously break the first three commandments is primarily God Himself, who is Infinte and All-Good and Perfect. Whereas, the breaking of the other commandments offends human persons primarily, and therefore God secondarily, who made all human persons in His image. Have I gone awry in my understanding on this one?
Finally, if I have got those right, would I be correct in thinking that, for hypothetical example, I would sin more gravely if I apostatized and became a Satanist, than if I became an adulterer or a thief or I perjured myself?
Thanks for any correction or explanation! God bless you.