I was in a shop yesterday and I accidentaly broke a 1$ picture frame and I didn’t pay for it. Is this a grave sin or I’m just being scrupulous?
This is a case of scrupulocity. Please see a priest.
Perhaps the sin was in the manufacturing of such a cheap picture frame. Made in ____?
If you didn’t tell anyone it sounds like it could be venial sin.
As for grave matter it depends I think on the value and the circumstances. It’s one thing to say take a pen from work and keep it and it’s another to say, rob a bank, forge a check, or embezzle money from your company.
Definitely not grave because it’s $1 (unless you broke it on purpose out of malice etc but this is not the case here). I don’t know if it’s a venial sin though
It fell out of my hands on the floor
No, it’s not a sin. You might want to let someone at the store know so they can clean it up / replace it / stop buying such a cheap frame from from the manufacturer, etc.
Unless that $1 is enough to make or break the shop and it’s owner, it’s not a grave matter.
Nobody ever went to Hell over stealing 5¢. Anyone who says “theft is always grave” is blind to nuance and makes the mistake of assuming God is a heartless legalist.
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