Have you seen headlines about “new deadly sins”? They commonplace the last few days. Phil Lawler does a perceptive unmasking of this latest sophomoric creation of the English-speaking secular press.
An ordinary reader, basing his opinion only on the inane Telegraph coverage, might conclude that a “sin,” in the Catholic understanding, is nothing more than a violation of rules set down by a group of men in Rome. If these rules are entirely arbitrary, then Vatican officials can change them at will; some sins will cease to exist and other “new sins” will replace them. But that notion of sin is ludicrous. [Full article]