What is gossip? According to this book, "Looking for peace?: Try confession!" by Mary Ann Budnik, she said detraction is also known as gossip, and that detraction is a mortal sin, but gossip can be mortal or venial. confusing in that she said detraction is also know as gossip. She says we have to have sufficient reason to talk about the faults of another.
We have a roommate that does not do his fair share. He has problems paying the rent etc., the landlord, my other roommate, was telling me about it. Is it evil that we mention the things he does that are inconsiderate to his other roommates?
What is the difference between someone confiding in you, looking for advice, even expressing their dislike of a person or their behaviors, etc. vs. evil gossip and evil detraction?
If you reveal the faults of another for sufficient reason, is it still called detraction. For example, there is evil detraction and non-evil detraction?