Is drunkenness a sin?
Is it a mortal sin? What harm might drunkenness do?
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As stated in the Baltimore Catechism...
Q. What kind of
sin is drunkenness?
is a sin of gluttony by which a person deprives himself of the use of his reason
by the excessive taking of intoxicating drink.
drunkenness always a mortal sin?
drunkenness is always a mortal sin if the person be completely deprived of the
use of reason by it, but drunkenness that is not intended or desired may be
excused from mortal sin.
Q. What are the
chief effects of habitual drunkenness?
drunkenness injures the body, weakens the mind, leads its victim into many vices
and exposes him to the danger of dying in a state of mortal sin.
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