[quote="zataran851, post:1, topic:184322"]
i have read that you are susposed to at least attempt to correct someone if they are commiting a sin, to be safe from being held responsible. However at what point are you required to correct, especially if they are not of the same faith, but are familiar with "the rules" regarding the action.
i understand that you are susposed to try anyway, however, the result should not be worse than not trying i would think?
these stipulations also apply:
- i know they would know it is considered sinful,
- i know their choice about it is likely not going to change anytime soon. especially by my comment about it.
- talking about it would cause a heated debate, and leave both parties raw. and closed off lines of communication which would defeat any chance of evangalization by anyone.
4*. i would be in serious violation of a promise to even disclose knowledge, of shuch. (as i am not even susposed to be privy to the knowledge) and further the party being rebuked has knows i could not know about it! mentioning it would cause major violations of trust with multiple parties as they were not to disclose it either! [not a priest]
the end result of the above. would be not only be unfavorable change in relation with multiple parties but also likely further increase resistance to change, (which is contrary to the whole goal of Rebuking).
what are the guidelines for determining the requirements of rebuking as the church teaches and as listed in the gospel, given the circumstances.
it is called fraternal correction
Fraternal correction regarding grave matters...
it can be at times required...and at other times recommended....at other times to be omitted...
unless there is a serious reason which would make the promise null....one should keep ones promise (if it is good etc). you know like the person is going to rob a bank or kill themselves or are molesting someone.....then no of course one can break the promise...
again about fraternal correction
fraternal correction....in general one can say that one does not have to do so if one has not real hope of change...or if one foresees that it will make the matter worse....
which is sounds like to me from what you say....
PS there is more to fraternal correction ..but that answers your question i think.