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Full Question

Do you have to have knowledge to commit a venial sin?

Answer

Yes, some knowledge is necessary for a venial sin to be committed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

One commits venial sin when, in a less serious matter, he does not observe the standard prescribed by the moral law, or when he disobeys the moral law in a grave matter, but without full knowledge or without complete consent (CCC 1862).

For the sin to be mortal, full knowledge is required:

For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent (CCC 1857).


By Michelle Arnold

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4 Comments

  • Karen says:

    Proper teaching is important,alot of churches don’t teach the.we need a good example like christ..i notice alot of churches have different beliefs.mortal sin is also improper teachings,laws shouldnt be changed,what are the commandments.dont bend the laws-god canadademands truth.the holy spirit .

  • Karen says:

    ADAM AND EVE WERE .THE TREE .DISOBEDIENCE.REALISTICALLY SPEAKING WHEN I WINNIPEG MANITOBA CANADATHINK OF ADAM AND EVE -DISOBEDIENCE.KWOWDE IS IMPORTANT WISDOM IS TOO.

  • Karen says:

    Proper teaching is important,alot of churches don’t teach the.we need a good example like christ..i notice alot of churches have different beliefs.mortal sin is also improper teachings,laws shouldnt be changed,what are the commandments.dont bend the laws-god canadademands truth.the holy spirit .

  • Karen says:

    ADAM AND EVE WERE .THE TREE .DISOBEDIENCE.REALISTICALLY SPEAKING WHEN I WINNIPEG MANITOBA CANADATHINK OF ADAM AND EVE -DISOBEDIENCE.KWOWDE IS IMPORTANT WISDOM IS TOO.