Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

The Seven Deadly Sins

We should not be satisfied merely to keep the commandments of God, but should always be ready to do good deeds, even when they are not commanded. The commandments of God state the minimum requirements for salvation. They should be kept not merely according to the letter, but also according to the spirit, which obliges us to strive for greater perfection.

Actual sin is any willful thought, desire, word, action or ommission forbidden by the law of God.

PRIDE

Unrestrained appreciation of our own worth.

GREED

Immoderate desire for earthly goods.

LUST

Hankering for impure pleasures.

ANGER

Inordinate desire for revenge.

GLUTTONY

Unrestrained use of food and drink.

ENVY

Sorrow over another's good fortune.

SLOTH

Laxity in keeping the Faith and the practice of virtue, due to the effort involved.

THE FOUR SINS CRYING TO HEAVEN FOR VENGEANCE

  1. Willful murder (including abortion)

  2. The sin of Sodom.

  3. Oppression of the poor.

  4. Defrauding laborers of their wages.

THE SIX SINS AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT

  1. Presumption of God's mercy.

  2. Despair.

  3. Impugning the known truth.

  4. Envy at another's spiritual good.

  5. Obstinacy in sin.

  6. Final impenitence.

NINE WAYS OF BEING ACCESSORY TO ANOTHER'S SIN

  1. By counsel.

  2. By command.

  3. By consent.

  4. By provocation.

  5. By praise or flattery.

  6. By concealment.

  7. By partaking.

  8. By silence.

  9. By defense of the ill done

More Prayers




Light a Virtual Prayer Candle

Four things to know about your candle on Catholic Online:

  1. Your candle will serve as a symbol of your sincere and prayerful intentions.
  2. Our prayer community will join you in prayer, multiplying the voices in petition with you.
  3. Your candle can be shared with friends and family, if you wish.
  4. These candles are perfect for loved ones, as memorials, and for those in need who are far away.
Light your own Candle


Prayer of the Day

Advent Prayer

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to heart the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through ... continue reading

More Prayer of the Day

Prayer Cards by Catholic Shopping .com

In the centuries old Catholic tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional cards for the use of the faithful. Prayer cards have an endless amount of use and make wonderful gifts and keepsakes.

More Prayer Cards


Daily Prayers by E-Mail

Prayer Requests newsletter icon

Get involved and pray for the intentions of those offering up their prayers! Join together to embrace and remember our brothers and sisters with their prayer intentions. 5 days / week. See Sample


Required


Pick a Prayer Section


Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 18th, 2014 Image

St. Rufus
December 18: Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter