… The [Vatican] report is based on a **study of confessions carried out by Father Roberto Busa, a 95-year-old Jesuit scholar. The Pope’s personal theologian backs up the report in the Vatican newspaper.
“Men and women sin in different ways,” Monsignor Wojciech Giertych, theologian to the papal household, writes in L’Osservatore Romano [Vatican semi-official newspaper]. “When you look at vices from the point of view of the difficulties they create, you find that men experiment in a different way from women.”**
Monsignor Giertych says the most trying sin for men is lust, followed by gluttony, sloth (laziness), anger, pride, envy and greed. For women, the most dangerous are pride, envy, anger, lust, gluttony, greed and sloth.
The report was released amid Vatican concern over the declining rate of confessions …
Doesn’t this violate the spirit of the seal of the confessional? I don’t know if I were a Cathoic female, then I might not want my confessions to reflect negatively on the “fairer sex” and if I were a Catholic male, ditto for the male sex.
Apparently both men and women don’t have much problems with greed. I think men should be proud that they are so much humbler than women