There are numerous
sins not specifically listed in the Ten Commandments that may be considered
mortal. While it wouldn't be possible to list them all here, keep in mind that
mortal sins would involve grave matter. Mortal sins can be committed by actions,
and even by desire or omission. Some 'popular' sins today which involve grave
matter include fornication, abortion, contraception, divorce/'remarriage', and
homosexual activities. Also, please keep in mind that the Ten Commandments may
be 'broader' than they initially appear (e.g. the Second Commandment forbids
cursing, the Fifth Commandment requires that we take proper care of our health,
the Eighth Commandment forbids rash judgments, etc.). As the Baltimore Catechism
commandments forbid not only whatever violates them, but also whatever may lead
to their violation."
You may find the
following resources helpful...
Sin & Vice: Q & A (includes conditions necessary for a sin to be mortal,
sins 'crying out to heaven', deadly sins, sins against the Holy Spirit, ways one
can be an accessory to others' sins, etc.)
Sin (Topic Page)
Precepts of the Church (violations of these precepts may be considered
Selections From the Baltimore Catechism
resources designed to help people prepare for Confession may list certain mortal
sins (although certain 'sin list' materials may not be recommended for
scrupulous persons). You might consider an online search for such materials if
they would prove useful in your particular case.
If there are
specific sins you have questions about, it may be best to speak with a good
priest as he should be able to help you determine whether they would be
considered mortal sins or not.
remember that the Church has the power to forgive all sins for those who are
truly sorry, no matter how grave the sins in question and no matter how many
times they are committed. For more information, please try
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