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EVIL DESIRE

The wish or longing to do something forbidden. An absolute desire for what is sinful is a sin of the same moral species and gravity as the evil action desired, whether the desire is effective or not.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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