So here is the full section on Suicide in the New Catechism:2VT
2283 We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.
Would you say that this description leads one to believe that it is a mortal sin still?
, love your posts but should that be on a Catholic forum?
So from the deposit of Faith (several Councils and Holy Scripture), we can't eat or pray with
Jews, heretics, apostates, and others of the "condemned" variety who openly reject God; and the Council of Laodicea said we can't go to non-Catholic burial places to pray with or for the non-Catholics ...but we can pray for them if they condemn themselves eternally by committing suicide?
Would one pray that "the master of my fate and captain of my soul" suicide might jump up a Dante level and be in a better part
of Hell? Level up, like in a video game?Snowball
, your scenario sort of actually happened in Holy Writ. King Saul fell on his sword after the guy with him refused
to run him through; and also when Job suffered grievously for far longer with far less support, but fought the good fight and was eventually made whole and then some. God smiled upon Job, but not Saul. Suicide is condemned. And so is murder. Always has been; always will be. The Faithful don't write the rules; we bow our heads and pray for the strength to abide by them, and help prop each other up, and pray to our Advocate along with the Saints if we're in communion of Saints
(ie, the Church).
took my joke