Catholic Answers Staff - Most Catholics are familiar with the term mortal sin. Mortal sins deprive the soul of grace. They are serious transgressions of God's law, done freely and deliberately with a clear understanding of what they are. Their result is to deny a soul entrance to heaven.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - The earth supplies what we need, but that does not preclude human sinfulness or other factors from allowing hunger to continue. Consider that hunger in the modern world is often caused by things such as war, local corruption that prevents food from reaching the poor, poor infrastructure (e.g., roads, landing strips) to bring food in, greed, and hoarding.