The First Step
'Venial sin,' says St. Thomas, 'by attracting our will towards a created object, weakens its love for the Sovereign Good and thus establishes the commencement of a divorce between them.'
Oh! fearful thought! Could there be anything more calculated to inspire us with a horror of this sin?
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930