Sin | What You Need to Know
Sin abounds, but how best to approach it? At any given moment a person may benefit from a different angle on sin—a theological definition, a consideration of a particular fault, a portrayal of the horror of sin, or a reflection on God's infinite mercy.store. Or, for a more thorough academic exploration of the Church's standard theology of sin, turn to the extensive article on Sin in the early twentieth-century Catholic Encylopedia.
- Brief Instruction on the Nature of Sin (from the Catechism)
- Meditation on the Miserere (Psalm 51)
- An Academic Exploration
If you can take time for a longer study, search for "Sin Consequences" on this web site and, from the results, choose the eight chapters of Henry Edward Manning's 1986 book Sin and Its Consequences. This covers not only sin but temptation, grace and the sacrament of penance, Christ's abandonment to sin on the Cross, and the joys of the Resurrection.