Yes, Virginia, some sins are mortal

Do you suppose the adolescent dissenters at Natl. catholyc Fishwrap will take note that our hip, post-Vatican II pontiff still believes there is such a thing as a mortal sin?

Pope Francis noted that June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. “In this circumstance I reiterate the firm condemnation of every form of torture and I invite Christians to oblige themselves to work together for its abolition and to support victims and their families.”
“Torturing people is a mortal sin!” he exclaimed. “It is a very serious sin!”

Yeah, I'm guessing that's a no.

Also, I think Mark Shea gets to have a big head about this, since he's been decrying our military policy of torture for some time now.

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