Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On Habits In Particular
Q[73] Of The Comparison Of One Sin With Another
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We must now consider the comparison of one sin with another: under which head there are ten points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether all sins and vices are connected with one another?

A[2] Whether all are equal?

A[3] Whether the gravity of sin depends on its object?

A[4] Whether it depends on the excellence of the virtue to which it is opposed?

A[5] Whether carnal sins are more grievous than spiritual sins?

A[6] Whether the gravity of sins depends on their causes?

A[7] Whether it depends on their circumstances?

A[8] Whether it depends on how much harm ensues?

A[9] Whether on the position of the person sinned against?

A[10] Whether sin is aggravated by reason of the excellence of the person sinning?