So, I watch my fair share of later night tv, when I am on a knitting tear…and recently I have seen quite a few of the “Catholics Come Home” ads. These mostly consist of people sitting under good lighting, talking about how they moved away from the faith, and have now “come home”.
There is a lovely scene where they show and obviously Native American man who says that he loves the church because “I feel accepted for who I am.”
A small chuckle burst from me when I heard this. Because, sure, the Catholic Church will accept you for who you are. Unless, of course, you are:
gay, divorced, using birth control, having or have had sex before marriage, are now having or have had an affair, or believe that any of these is not a mortal sin.
Other than that, you’re in the clear.
And my favorite on my handy “List of Sins” I found was Male Prostitution. Because apparently, it’s okay for women to be prostitutes in the eyes of the Catholic church.
This handy list of the mortal sins…just the mortal sins, comes from my friends at
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O.Box 7615, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7K 4R4.
Evangelizing online since 1998.
Q. Can you provide me with a list of possible mortal sins?
Amending the words of the Holy Bible,
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, (Eternal sin)
Disrespect towards parents,
False witness (liars)
Holy Communion received while in a state of mortal sin,
Love and practice falsehoods,
I don’t know about you…but I am in DEEP trouble.