Is Saying "Oh My God" Breaking The Second Commandment?

This phrase is used so often today, and i’m just wondering if this would be considered taking the lords name in vain if it’s not said with anger?

Dear Steven,

No it is not breaking the second commandment unless you intend to dishonor God by saying it. It can even be a prayer, if you want it to.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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