Recent Examples of mortal sin from the Web
As long as owners aren’t dumb enough to repeat their mortal sin of collusion, players are getting squeezed by a new world order.
This caused confusion among some Catholics, who saw the statements as violating Canon 915 in the Code of Canon Law, which forbids anyone whose soul is in a state of mortal sin from receiving the Eucharist.
In these circumstances, personal device/account use is a venal rather than mortal sin.
And in Obamaworld, straying outside your lane was a mortal sin.
The house's floor plan in the film is clearly an octagon: assuming one side for the front entry way, there would be seven rooms on the ground floor, each one corresponding to Catholicism's mortal sins.
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MORTAL SIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mortal sin for English Language Learners
in the Roman Catholic Church : a sin (such as murder) that will result in punishment that lasts forever unless the person who has sinned sincerely confesses to God and asks to be forgiven
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