ok, i think i need to be more specific with my questions
what would be the most practical response to someone who commits a public sin or at least with noticeable consequences
let’s say unwed mother repents of her actions hypothetically, she can keep the child and intends to raise it in the catholic faith. is this automatically always going to be scandalous? are shame and scorn from the community really necessary after the person has confessed?
but without the stigma, does it make the sin seem ok?
i think that’s what i’m confused about. sorry to keep bringing this up but i can’t really think of any other examples