The Pope Again: The Pope and the kpim of Sins

The Pope Again: The Pope and the kpim of Sins

Sex Outside Marriage Is ‘Not The Most Serious Sin’ –Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that sex outside of marriage is not the most serious sin.

The leader of the Catholic church said this during a press conference aboard his flight back to Italy from Greece on Monday when he was asked about the resignation of the Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, who a French magazine claimed had engaged in an intimate relationship with a woman.

In response, the Pope said, “It was a failing on his part, a failing against the sixth commandment, but not a total one. There is sin there but not the worst kind….Sins of the flesh are not the most serious.”

Rather, he said that pride and hatred were “the most serious” of sins.

Credit: Independent UK


One thing about the above is that it’s making wave as something revolutionary, something novel, like something that has never been there before.

So, you hear comments like: we are heading there; it has started already, tsunami of revolution!

But the very truth is that the Pope didn’t say anything new, rather he just repeated what has been the semper et ubique(always and everywhere) teachings of the Catholic Church.

The problem is that this generation claims to know everything but know only few things. Advancement has become source of steaming ignorance.

Haven’t you heard about the seven capital or deadly sins?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church No.1866 lists them as “pride, avarice (greed), envy, wrath, lust, gluttony and sloth.” They are insidious sins because they can be hidden from view.

They are called “capital” because they engender other sins, other vices.

What’s the difference between what the Pope said and what the Church teaches?

Answer: None but style.

Therefore that “sex outside marriage is not the most serious of sins” remains as valid as valid. Yes, mind the tautology.

The reason is clear to see:

Sexual sins outside of marriage originates from or are caused by the capital sins which are hidden underneath them.

Pride feeds and drives that lust which leads to sexual sins.

For example: Pride can lead to many sins including fornication and adultery, whenever a person thinks that he or she could do whatever he or she wants, or feel that he or she has power over another person, therefore, the person becomes a tool for sexual relief or gratifications voluntarily or involuntarily.

Pride surreptitiously (quietly) convinces you reasonably to commit such sins. And we all can be silently proud.

So, the Pope is simply telling Christians and the world at large to look at the root and cause of every sin, especially sexual sins if we actually want to curtail them personally or communually.

All the seven capital sins, so all sins, originate from the lack of love. The opposite of love is hatred. With love, hatred disappears.

The Pope is telling us to mind the deadly, sickening capital sins like pride, and love ourselves.

For when love increases; vices or sins decreases, such that when love is abundant; sins or vices vanish.

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©Fr. Henrycharles Umelechi

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