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But is it a sin?

Perhaps the church focuses too much on sins such as missing a weekend Mass ("What is sin?" Glad You Asked, July). This hardly seems like a mortal sin.

I have read surveys that have revealed over 75 percent of Catholics do not attend Mass every weekend. Yet the church still maintains its mortal sin status for this omission. It time to focus more on structural sins.



Sin is the complete absence of love. Many of us are guilty of sin, but the church is guilty of it as well.

The church's abuse, discrimination, and misappropriation are also sins and must be acknowledged as such.



Too many people are focused on small, meaningless sins. Kevin Considine is right; there needs to be a way to atone for structural sin committed by our shared society.

--Lily Bates

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Title Annotation:you may be right
Author:Bates, Lily
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 1, 2017
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