Traditional Catholics/Sin, or Sinner?

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Is man a sinner, because he sins, or because of what he is from birth?

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Bobby

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Either original sin or our own actual sins alone would render us "sinners," (and all of us would have or have had both, one we are indeed born with, and the other we commit ourselves) but the one can be readily washed away in the waters of Baptism, while the other is what God agrees to work with us on in this life, overcoming actual sins, reducing their magnitude with that ultimate goal of eliminating them altogether when we enter Heaven.

Even the greatest of saints, while in this life, still sins, though only most venially, for example by permitting a moment's distraction to their prayer, or neglecting some easily forgettable small duty, etc. but even the righteous man falls seven times a day (Proverbs 24:16), how much more the rest of us.

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I focus on the "why" and "how" questions of the Faith and one`s need for the Church to overcome sin, live the life God wishes us, and to become what God wants us to be. My areas of expertise are particularly in the areas of practical morality, theology, Scripture, history, and personal problems and dilemmas that people face. It is important to bring a sense of proportion to the recent and current ecclesiastical situation that makes necessary having to add the clarification "traditional" to "Catholic," for a "traditional Catholic" today is simply what anyone would have called a "Catholic" only 60 years ago, and so on clear back to the beginning. I seek to provide insight and information such that you are then able to see for yourself the answer to your questions. Homework problems and trivia questions may be refused, and I am not interested in using Allexperts as a debating forum.

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Years of extensive research, thought, and prayerful meditation on many of the issues that trouble Catholics today, taught catechetical classes to teenagers and adults, answered many questions already as Allexperts volunteer in Catholics category.

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Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus

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Book: The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church Articles published in: DailyCatholic, The Four Marks

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I have an Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, however this obviously has extremely little bearing on my expertise here other than to document the level of my education in general.

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I have been an Allexperts volunteer in the category of Catholics since at least as far back as 2001, having answered over 800 questions from over 600 different people.

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