Monday, June 11, 2018

Is it a sin to gossip if you're telling the truth?

My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.

Is it a sin to gossip if the story’s true? That’s not breaking the Eighth Commandment, is it? The one that forbids bearing false witness against your neighbor?
False witness, bad. OK. But true story … well. Hmm. This seems to have some possibilities.
Perhaps the snag is the word “gossip.” So let’s say “share.” Is it a sin to share if the story is true? Not to sound all “piousy” here, but as Catholics aren’t we called to share the truth?
Wait! Could this mean gossiping … uh … sharing the truth is the right thing to do? Dare we even call it holy!...

More here.

Just keep writing. (Use fictional people with fictional scandals. In other words, write your novel.)