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According to Catholicism, what does the Bible teach about sins of omission? St. James speaks of it: 17 To him therefore who knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin. - James 4:17 Deuteronomy say the following: 1“You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. 2 And ...


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According to Summa Theologiae, II-II, q. 72, a. 6 by St. Thomas Aquinas: On the contrary, Omission and commission are found in the same species of sin. For the covetous man both takes what belongs to others, which is a sin of commission; and gives not of his own to whom he should give, which is a sin of omission. Therefore omission and commission do not ...


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"If a sin can be dispensed, is it really a sin?" No, a sin which is dispensed of could never be a sin, because a sin is an offense to God, and offending God can never be excused. "Does the Church have the power to declare that something is now a sin which was not previously a sin, and to declare that something is no longer a sin which was previously a sin?"...


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Sin is what we have inherited from Adam. So we all have sinned and fall short of the glory ("value") [if you will permit me to say]) of God. 1John 3:8 (King James Bible Version) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was maninifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. So I ...


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I am trying to supplement Ken Graham's excellent answer because zippy2006 says it has not addressed the core issue posed in the question. My purpose is more of giving perspective, not trying to be canon lawyer, theologian, liturgist, or procedural expert. "If an obligation that would ordinarily bind under pain of mortal sin can be dispensed with, then is ...


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Preface I will try to post an answer to my own question since so many seem to be perturbed by the question. Framing an Answer I would say that with a precept of the Church such as the obligation to attend Sunday Mass we have a convergence of eternal law and positive ecclesiastical law. Indeed the Church is funneling different aspects of the eternal law ...


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If a sin can be dispensed, is it really a sin? Let us first of all recall what Our Lord said to St. Peter, our first pope and head of the Catholic Church: 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. - ...


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If a sin is not intentional but due to psychological or physical reasoning, will Jesus Christ still count that act as a sin? Circumstances can definitely diminish the culpability of a sin in an individual and in some cases it may be negated completely of any culpability. Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say on this subject: 1860 ...


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Many retailers reuse smaller bills for till change, but there is still no real good reason to reject a damaged bill if it has a serial number on it. Few twenties are used for this purpose and definitely not any larger bills, in my experience. Any deceit to pass the legal bill is a matter of trying to bypass a retailers prefer to not have such bills. It would ...


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No, a damaged currency note or coin are still legal tender, if they are legible. In the US, the bill must be at least 50% complete, for obvious reasons. Passing along similar looking foreign currency or coin would be deceitful, though, such as giving change in the US with Canadian coins, which have lesser value.


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Banks in Canada and I suppose the US and other developed countries will exchange bills that are damaged as long as they have one complete serial number because they are still considered legal tender. Thus if a bank note is damaged to this degree stores would be free to accept or reject the money in question. The Catholic Church would simply demand that ...


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According to Catholicism, how can a Christian be freed from concupiscence and thereby possess a sinless body? Man can never truly be liberated from concupiscence and thereby possess a sinless body, while on earth. But he can make great strives towards perfection towards union with God. Well, while on earth it takes a lot and I mean a lot of hard work, ...


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Concupiscence cannot be removed in this life, since our mortal bodies must put in incorruption (1 Cor. 15:53), which alone is free from concupiscence, and on which we wait in "the redemption of our bodies:" Romans 8:23 (DRB) And not only [creation groans], but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,...


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