A question about suicide
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St. Augustine treats suicides not due to mental health issues. Basically he sees it as a sin (murder) in every circumstance, but in some he implies that people are excused, for instance, when the virgins killed themselves during the sack of Rome, in order not to be raped.
This could be, of course, one instance of the same sort of thing in Cato's case: pride, because, as St. Augustine says, in rape two are involved but only one sins. Cato's case, though, is less excusable than holy virgins.
So, yes, a person who commits suicide can have hope.

About Regulus, wouldn't it be equivalent to ask a warrior going to war in dire circumstances is committing suicide?
There was a more recent case, in Portugal's expeditions to the Indias there was a passage through the southern tip of Africa so difficult that people thought it was a sin to try to pass, because it was tantamount to suicide. If I'm not mistaken the priests argued it was not a sin (and eventually they could pass by).
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A question about suicide - by jhfromsf68 - 03-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Re: A question about suicide - by CatholicSteve21 - 03-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Re: A question about suicide - by Poche - 03-18-2015, 11:36 PM
Re: A question about suicide - by Uxi - 03-19-2015, 01:14 PM
Re: A question about suicide - by formerbuddhist - 03-19-2015, 02:30 PM
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Re: A question about suicide - by Cyriacus - 04-16-2015, 12:16 AM
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