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mortal

 [mor´t'l]
1. destined to die.
2. fatal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl),
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl)
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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To inquire into the broad cultural reasons why Catholics have forgotten about mortal sin and its consequences may prove a distraction.
When the magisterium suggests that a certain action or omission ought to be considered grave matter, it does not mean that doing or omitting that action is a mortal sin in the theological sense.
We read in Spanish, for instance, in Martin de Azpilcueta's Confessor's Manual, that "it is a mortal sin to utter damnation upon any creature of God if it comes from the heart." But "if we say something like 'may the devil take you,' aloud and without heartfelt consent," then we commit only a venial offense.(28) Luis de Granada stipulates in his Sinner's Guide that while a modest display of anger toward others is necessary in certain circumstances to maintain public order, and that social superiors in particular are allowed to punish others with either harsh words or deeds, this must not "unleash the wrath of the heart."(29)
He taught that all ecclesiastical and secular authority is derived from God and is forfeited when one is in a state of mortal sin. The followers of Wyclif were known as Wyclifites; however, the Lollards, with whom they are often grouped, were not, strictly speaking, followers of Wyclif.
The bishop granted the authority to all active priests in his diocese to absolve the mortal sin on March 21 and will last until Easter Sunday, April 21.
That is why it is very strange for a Christian to be making a kind of 'balancing act,' to figure out 'up to what extent I can break a commandment' without falling into mortal sin.
"But it does not mean they are already capable of committing a 'mortal sin,'" he clarified.In the Catholic theology a "mortal sin" is one that can lead to damnation if one does not repentbefore death.
He drew the ire of some of his allies and critics alike after his controversial statement which, in a predominantly Catholic and Christian country like Philippines, is a mortal sin.
Yet the church still maintains its mortal sin status for this omission.
Abandoning the elderly is a mortal sin. Children who do not visit their elderly and ill parents have mortally sinned."
Abandoning the elderly is a mortal sin. Understand?" The Pope.
According to the Bible and our Christian ethics, it is a mortal sin to corrupt or turn to evil another living soul.