True or False?What do you think? Do you know what the Church teaches about the Sacrament of Marriage? Vote in the poll in the sidebar.
- The meaning, nature, and essential attributes of marriage can change depending upon those cultures or societies in which marriage takes place, or upon the intentions of the individuals who desire to marry each other.
As for last week's question, here are the results:
- True or False?: "A repentance motivated by a love of God above all else obtains forgiveness of mortal sin."
- True: 23 (61%)
- False: 15 (39%)
- True or false. A repentance motivated by a love of God above all else obtains forgiveness of mortal sin.
Para. 1452: When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called "perfect" (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible (Cf. Council of Trent : DS 1667).
Para. 1453: The contrition called "imperfect" (or "attrition") is also a gift of God, a prompting of the Holy Spirit. It is born of the consideration of sin's ugliness or the fear of eternal damnation and the other penalties threatening the sinner (contrition of fear). Such a stirring of conscience can initiate an interior process which, under the prompting of grace, will be brought to completion by sacramental absolution. By itself however, imperfect contrition cannot obtain the forgiveness of grave sins, but it disposes one to obtain forgiveness in the sacrament of Penance (Cf. Council of Trent : DS 1678; 1705).
Thank you all for voting. For more info on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, see the Catholic Defense Directory: Confession and Penance, or the Topical Index: Sacraments and Sacramentals.