What constitutes an impure thought?


#1

Hi, I’ve always heard in catechism books that “purposeful impure thoughts are sins.” What is considered an impure thought?

Thank You
Holly


#2

Dear Holly,

An impure thought is one that is a temptation for a person to give in to a sin of impurity. It’s a very personal thing. What sexually stimulates one person may not another.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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