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IMPURE DESIRES

Sexually oriented impulses to which a person should not deliberately yield, although the action would not be externally performed. Thus adultery, fornication, and other sexual aberrations, when fully consented to, are gravely sinful even as merely internal experiences.

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

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