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Aquinas: Some Sins Worse Than Sexual Sins

Aquinas: Some Sins Worse Than Sexual Sins December 10, 2021

In response to people freaking out about Pope Francis, I examined what Aquinas said:

Pope Francis & Thomas Aquinas ( Nir Hason CC BY-SA 3.0 &  CC BY-SA 4.0)
Pope Francis & St. Thomas Aquinas (Nir Hason CC BY-SA 3.0 & CC BY-SA 4.0)

This week, Pope Francis noted that sexual sins or sins of the flesh are not the worst kind of sins during an interview on a plane. There have been three mistaken reactions to this. First, many secular sources assumed he meant these didn’t matter. This is obviously false. Sexual sins are often mortal sins so are serious and can result in someone being unable to go to heaven. Second, some argued all mortal sins are the same. Third, sexual sins are actually the worst. These latter two Catholic reactions will be discussed below: the first with logic and the second with Aquinas…

Read the rest over on FrMatthewLC.com.


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