I am scrupulous first off just want to be at peace. my mom asked me if a friend of mine who went to college with me knew I was catholic I answered and she said if they were relgious I answered and she said did they go to church… I answered they went home every weekend so i dont know. that was the truth. did I commit detraction or any sin.
Be at peace. Doesn’t look like you sinned at all.
Your ex girlfriend slept around; only you knew.
You warn your buddy not to date her for that reason. He warns his friend likewise. Word spreads around and her reputation disintegrates.
You’re a journalist, and catch a story about an official’s corruption. You choose to run the story and it damages his reputation and he resigns
Would either of these examples be examples of the sin of detraction?