What’s worse, stealing $10, or murder? Well, if I did the stealing, and was not involved in the murder, then for me, stealing is more serious.
I’m a little disturbed by constant calls to laity to fast and pray, talk and think about sins of other people - while almost no laity are going to confession. Sex abuse, and its cover-up, isn’t the biggest Catholic scandal.
Millions of Catholics are involved in supporting abortion directly or indirectly, or at least passive and silent to the point their daughters obtain abortions. Millions of other Catholics are" living together", getting “married” by some quack at a picnic Grove, or contracepting.
In my area laity are eager to believe and pass on, any and all allegations about any priest, even if originating from anti Catholic sources. Doesn’t anyone think calumny, slander, detraction are sins anymore?
It’s a dangerous spiritual practice to tempt laity to indulge in confessing and repenting sins of other people.