Is it a sin to cuss?


I have come to understand that these “sins” of my holiness-Protestant childhood are not really sins in the eyes of the Catholic Church:

  • Playing cards
  • Occasional Gambling/Smoking/Drinking
  • Dancing
  • Rock-n-roll

Now there are a few Catholics who are telling me that it is not a sin to cuss, that this is just part of being human. Is cussing a sin for Catholic Christians? If so, then are there some words that are acceptable and some that are not? Or are there situations where this is acceptable and situations where it’s not?


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