Sins that cry to heaven
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The four sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance (or sins that cry Out to Heaven) are sins in Catholic doctrine that cuts across mortal sins and venial sins. All of them are exemplified by a biblical sin:
- Willful murder – Cain's killing of his brother – Genesis 4:1-16
- Sodomy – the sin of Sodom – Genesis 19:5
- Oppression of the poor, especially of widows, orphans, and strangers, for which the Catechism of the Catholic Church cites Exodus 22:20–23.
- Defrauding laborers of their wages – based on Deut 24:14–15 and James 5:4