What Is the Catholic Church's List of Mortal Sins?

According to the Catholic Church, there are seven mortal or cardinal sins: lust, gluttony, avarice (greed), sloth (laziness), anger, envy, and pride. Roman Catholic theology states that these are “the gravest of sins, representing a deliberate turning away from God and destroying charity (love) in the heart of the sinner.”

Furthermore, every sin is an act of treason against God. In one sense, all sins are mortal sins because, without Christ’s covering of righteousness, believers would be dead before God regardless of what sins they do or do not commit.

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