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Q&A

If a person repents of a mortal sin and receives absolution, does that mean he has to start all over on the path to salvation?

Question:

In the February 1994 &quot;Quick Questions&quot; column <br /> you stated that when a person commits mortal sin he implicitly rejects God and the entire life of holiness he had led up to that point, including the reward he would have gotten for his good deeds. When he repents and comes back to God through the sacrament of confession, does this <br /> mean he will have to start from zero in gaining new rewards?

Answer:

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