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Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Chapter 6: Ignite Your Faith -- What is Sin?

 

Ignite Your Faith -- What is Sin?

Film Focus: In this video, Bishop Don Hying addresses the question, what is sin? He begins by discussing the answer according to the Church Fathers. He discusses the difference between mortal and venial sin and gives examples. Finally, he concludes by explaining that the ultimate purpose of humans is to overcome sin through the grace of Christ.

Text Focus: Pages 203–207

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do the Church Fathers define sin? Why is this a good definition?
  2. What is the difference between mortal and venial sin? Give examples of each.
  3. How can you move towards the end of living in union with God? Give specific examples that can be implemented in your life.
  4. What must a Catholic do to come back into right relationship with God after they sin?

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