"Freebies!"
Visit the new online stores
that offer a very large assortment of religious goods!
Order a copy
of the website!
Back To Home

Back to Freqently Asked Questions



Frequently Asked Questions
about
BEING AN ACCESSORY TO ANOTHER'S SIN
Click on the question of your choice to be taken to the answer.




Q. 1. Can a person be held accountable before God for the sins of another person?

A. Yes. While "sin is a personal act, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them." (Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1868)

Return to Table of Contents




Q. 2. In which ways can a person be held accountable for the sins of another person?

A. A person is held accountable for the sins of another in the following ways:

- by participating directly and voluntarily in them;

- by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;

- by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;

- by protecting evil-doers. (C.C.C. # 1868)

Return to Table of Contents




Q. 3. I heard that there were nine ways in which a person can be an accessory to another's sin?

A. Under the old teachings of the Catholic Church, the faithful were asked to memorize the nine ways of being an accessory to another person's sins. The following consist of the old teaching:

(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.

Return to Table of Contents



To submit your question, please send to our: NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
(On the subject line: Indicate "FAQ" for "Frequently Asked Questions.")



Main Index







Copyright © Catholic Doors Ministry