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2) Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About by Deacon Greg Kandra
It’s easier to think the worst of others than the best, but what is that “dark joy” doing to our souls and society?

Taking a look around the lack of charity in evidence among Catholics all over the internet, Deacon Greg shares some pertinent quotes from both the Catecheism and Fr. John Hardon, and asks:

…it’s worth asking ourselves whether we have, knowingly or not, been guilty of detraction. Have we intentionally taken away the good name of another? Have we sought to damage someone’s reputation (even if we thought they had it coming)?  Have we entertained the dark joy of gossip?

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