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is enjoying beauty of women a sin?
Question from george kala on 5/15/2019:

is enjoying the beauty of beautiful women a sin which include pictures of beautiful women?

Answer by Judie Brown on 5/17/2019:

George

This is not a sin unless one's thoughts about the person being admired are sinful. As the Catechism says

1853 Sins can be distinguished according to their objects, as can every human act; or according to the virtues they oppose, by excess or defect; or according to the commandments they violate. They can also be classed according to whether they concern God, neighbor, or oneself; they can be divided into spiritual and carnal sins, or again as sins in thought, word, deed, or omission. The root of sin is in the heart of man, in his free will, according to the teaching of the Lord: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a man."128 But in the heart also resides charity, the source of the good and pure works, which sin wounds.

Judie

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