1 For a sin to be Mortal [Deadly, Fatal to Heaven], it must meet ALL. THREE Standards of this Check-Off List, simultaneously. 1) It must be a SERIOUS MATTER [or believed to be a Serious Matter], and only potentially serious matters, by the most conservative standard that I could find, are listed on this Check-Off. 2) Before the Sin, a person must have been mindful of the serious wrong, having reflected on the gravity of the situation, with SUFFICIENT REFLECTION, beforehand. 3) A person must have freely chosen to commit the Sin, with the full consent of the FREE WILL, in spite of possible coercion. Other lesser matters are Venial Sins and are not required to be confessed in Confession. However, it is a good and pious thing to confess Venial Sins, to lessen your time in Purgatory.
2 A list of Venial sins, and even lesser Imperfections , is covered in the Venial Sins section. The lesser Imperfections are not sins at all, but more difficult to distinguish from Venial Sins. ----------------------------------- Some questions on this form may be phrased as Are you guilty of', but in no way implies a Criminal or Civil Court of Law involvement where you may or may not have been found Guilty of the Offence. POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS First Commandment SERIOUS SUFFICIENT FREE. MATTER REFLECTION WILL. 1) FIRST COMMANDMENT -- I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before Me. [Exodus 20:2,3]. 1 Did you only worship the One True God? . 1 Did you, or do you, hate God? . 1 Did you give greater love to anything other than God? . 1 Did you believe you were better, or smarter than God?
3 [Deadly Sin-- PRIDE] . 1 Did you put faith in Occult Ideas, or practices? . 1 Did you put your faith in Astrology? . 1. POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS First Commandment [Continued]. 1 Did you put your faith in New Age Philosophies . 1 Did you put your faith in Eastern Philosophies? . 1 Did you put your faith in Witchcraft? . 1 Did you put your faith in Atheism? . 1 Did you put your faith in Agnosticism? . 1 Did you put your faith in Sorcery? . 1 Did you put your faith in Ouija Boards? . 1 Did you put your faith in Seance? . 1 Did you put your faith in Black Magic? . 1 Did you put your faith in Voodo? . 1 Did you put your faith in Palm Reading? . 1 Did you put your faith in Tarot Cards? . 1 Did you put your faith in Divination? . 1 Did you put your faith in Hypnotism?
4 1 Did you put your faith in Superstitions? . 1 Did you put your faith in Good Luck Charms? . 1 Did you put your faith in Horoscopes? . 1 Did you put your faith in Paganism or other False Worship? . 1 Did you join a Schismatic Group? . 1 Did you join the Freemasons (Masons)? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with another secret society? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with Planned Parenthood? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with the ACLU? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with Gay Rights Groups? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with Pro-Choice Groups? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with Pro-Abortion Groups? . 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with the Communist Party?
5 1 Did you join, contribute to, or sympathize with the Socialist Party? . 1 Did you deny the Faith of the Catholic Church? . 1 Did you despair of God's Mercy? . 1 Did you Fail to Pray to God for an extended period of time? . 1 Did you receive illicit Non-Emergency General Absolution ? . 1 Are you guilty of Apostasy (Declaring to leave the Church)? . 1 Did you fail to receive Holy Communion once per year, (Easter Duty)? . 1 Did you fail to meet you Yearly Obligation of Confession, (Easter Duty)? . 1 Were you married by a Justice-of the-Peace (without Dispensation)? . 1 Were you married by a minister (without Dispensation)? . 1 Did you commit Presumption (commit a Mortal Sin, presuming Absolution)? . 1 Were you Confirmed (Sacrament of Confirmation) in a state of Mortal Sin?
6 2. 1 Were you Married (Sacrament of Matrimony) in a state of Mortal Sin? . 1 Did you commit Simony (Buying or Selling Spiritual Objects)? . POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS Second Commandment SERIOUS SUFFICIENT FREE. MATTER REFLECTION WILL. 2) SECOND COMMANDMENT -- Thou shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain. [Exodus 20:7]. 2 Did you use God s name Only reverently? . 2 Did you use God s name as a Curse? . 2 Did you commit Blasphemy (words of Hatred or Defiance towards God)? . 2 Did you seriously slander or insult a Sacred Person or Object? . POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS Third Commandment SERIOUS SUFFICIENT FREE. MATTER REFLECTION WILL. 3) THIRD COMMANDMENT -- Remember that you keep Holy the Sabbath Day. [Exodus 20:8]. 3 Did you miss Sunday Mass or a Holy Day of Obligation without good reason?
7 3 Did you receive Holy Communion in a state of Mortal Sin (SACRILEGE)? . 3 Did you Fail to Fast from Food and Drink for 1 hour before Communion? . (Water and Medicine is permitted). 3 Did you Fail to Receive Holy Communion during Easter time? . 3 Did you Desecrate the Holy Eucharist (SACRILEGE)? . 3 Did you do unnecessary compensated Labor on Sunday, for a long time? . 3 Did you Require employees to work on Sundays in non-essential occupations? . 3 Did you intentionally Fail to Fast on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday? . 3 Did you intentionally Eat Meat on the Fridays of Lent or on Ash Wednesday? . POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS Forth Commandment SERIOUS SUFFICIENT FREE. MATTER REFLECTION WILL. 4) FORTH COMMANDMENT -- Honor thy Father and thy Mother. [Exodus 20:12].
8 4 Did you fail to Love, Help, or Obey your parents? . 4 Did you ever seriously wish Death or Evil upon your parents? . 4 Did you seriously Disobey or Disrespect other supervisors or authorities? . 4 Did you seriously Fail to Care for your aged parents? . 4 Did you Fail to Carry-out the Last Will of a deceased parent? . 4 Did you seriously Neglect the religious education and morals of your children? . 4 Did you physically or mentally Abuse or seriously Neglect your children? . 4 Did you Fail to Baptize your children within a few months of their birth? . 3. 4 Did you seriously Neglect the Duties of you state in life? [Deadly Sin-- SLOTH] . 5) FIFTH COMMANDMENT -- Thou shall not kill. [Exodus 20:13]. POSSIBLE/PROBABLE Mortal SINS Fifth Commandment [Continued]. SERIOUS SUFFICIENT FREE.
9 MATTER REFLECTION WILL. 5 Did you kill anyone? . 5 Did you willfully Fail to Bury the body, or the ashes of the dead? . 5 Did you Seriously Entertain Thoughts of Suicide? . 5 Did you Attempt, or Intend, to Commit Suicide? . 5 Did you fail to eat properly and become anorexic, through Vanity? . 5 Did you take or sell Illegal Drugs? . 5 Did you Abuse Alcohol (Willful Drunkenness)? . 5 Did you Loose your Temper to an extreme [Deadly Sin-- ANGER]? . 5 Did you unjustly Injure another physically? . 5 Did you unjustly Injure another verbally? . 5 Did you willfully engage in an Unjust Lawsuit? . 5 Did you intentionally place temptation before a weak person? . 5 Are you guilty of Bigotry (hatred of other races, nationalities, or religions)? . 5 Are you guilty of Pride or Arrogance [Deadly Sin-- PRIDE]?
10 5 Did you promote, advise, or have an Abortion? . 5 Did you have a Selective Reduction of babies in the womb? . 5 Did you commit Self-Mutilation (Cutting, etc.)? . 5 Do you have excessive Tattoos? . 5 Do you have excessive Body Piercing? . 5 Do you have a piercing of the nipples or sexual organs? . 5 Do you refuse reasonable ordinary hospital care, that could save your life? . 5 Did you authorize extraordinary care for a reasonably unrecoverable patient? . [This would not be Euthanasia; it is the discontinuance of Extraordinary Health Care, and allows God the option of a miracle', or to otherwise determine the hour and minute of death, once the plug is pulled .]. 5 Did you promote or involve yourself in Euthanasia? . [Euthanasia is the actual act or practice of killing an innocent person to alleviate suffering or to terminate one understood to be of no further value to self or society due to age or mental or bodily condition.]