. . . original
sin does not have the character of a
personal fault in any of Adam's descendants. It is a deprivation
of original holiness and
human nature has not been
: it is wounded in the natural powers proper to it,
subject to ignorance, suffering and the dominion of death, and
inclined to sin - an inclination to evil that is called “concupiscence”.
Council of Trent’s teaching:
If any one says, that, since Adam's sin, the free will of
man is lost and extinguished; or, that it is a thing
with only a name,
yea a name without a reality, a figment,
, introduced into
the Church by Satan; let him be anathema.