Is a Catholic in the state of mortal sin still a member of the Catholic Church, or does he cease to be a Catholic?


Full Question

Is a Catholic in the state of mortal sin still a member of the Catholic Church, or does he cease to be a Catholic?

Answer

He remains a Catholic, but he’s cut off from communion with the life of the Church. Through repentance and the sacrament of reconciliation he can be restored to communion both with God and his fellow Catholics.


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