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sin QUESTION from Kathleen Dezio December 3, 2000 In the doctrines of the Catholic Church, are there any sins that are considered unforgivable?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on March 4, 2001 Dear Mrs. Dezio:
The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, which is a despair that prevents the heart and will from accepting God's grace and thereby the person dies in an unrepentent state.
The reason it is unforgivable is that the person dies refusing God which is a mortal sin. Mortal Sin cannot be forgiven after we die. We must repent of it while alive on this earth.
When person dies with moral sin on their soul, they lose the eternal life with God.
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