Of the Comparison of One Sin with Another

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Of the Comparison of One Sin with Another

We must now consider the comparison of one sin with another: under which head there are ten points of inquiry:

  1. Whether all sins and vices are connected with one another?
  2. Whether all are equal?
  3. Whether the gravity of sin depends on its object?
  4. Whether it depends on the excellence of the virtue to which it is opposed?
  5. Whether carnal sins are more grievous than spiritual sins?
  6. Whether the gravity of sins depends on their causes?
  7. Whether it depends on their circumstances?
  8. Whether it depends on how much harm ensues?
  9. Whether on the position of the person sinned against?
  10. Whether sin is aggravated by reason of the excellence of the person sinning?