Hey there. I’m a Protestant (just so you know) and I have a young co-worker who claims to be Roman Catholic. I say “claims to be” because his manner of behavior does not give any evidence of being what I would hope a faithful Catholic would be. He’s incredibly rude, mocks the fact that I’ve chosen to be chaste until marriage, brags about his past sexual conquests, and cusses like a sailor. I’m trying to think of a way to show him the error of his ways and had an idea that I would do so by reminding him what his own church teaches regarding some of these things.
Now then here’s my question. Is he committing a mortal sin or a venial sin when he acts the way he does towards me, specifically, when he says “F*$% you” as he’s prone to do (he thinks he’s being funny). I’m worried about this because not only is he making Christ look bad, but he’s making Catholicism look bad by claiming to be a Catholic and acting this way.
So what are your thoughts my friends?