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Actual Sin

What is Actual Sin? Actual sin is sin in the ordinary sense of the word and consists of evil acts, whether of thought, word, or deed. According to the Western Christian tradition, actual sin, as distinguished from original sin, is an act contrary to the will and law of God whether by doing evil (sin of commission)...

Gluttony

Gluttony Gluttony (Latin: gula, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning “to gulp down or swallow”) means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items, particularly as status symbols. In Christianity, it is considered a sin if the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy. Some Christian denominations consider gluttony one of the Seven Deadly Sins....

The Heart of Virtue – Prologue

The Heart of Virtue – Prologue It is not possible to improve either our personal lives or our society apart from acquiring virtue. We are reluctant to do this, however, because we believe that our sole moral responsibility is to eliminate vice, which we think we can accomplish with a...

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices, or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings, although it does not appear explicitly in the Bible. Behaviours or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. According to...

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The Virtue of Temperance

The Virtue of Temperance Temperance is the first virtue that perfects man’s ability to act well with one’s self from within one’s self. For it brings order to the concupiscible appetite, and thus to the emotions of love, hate, sensible satisfaction, desire, aversion and sorrow as they bear upon a...

Temperance And The Art Of Eating

Temperance And The Art Of Eating Self-discipline is crucial for both the athlete and the Christian, especially when it comes to food. St. Paul once likened the Christian way to a race for which athletes discipline themselves in order to win a prize: “Do you not know that in a...

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