GOSSIPING IS MURDER ACCORDING TO ST. FAUSTINA

I tremble to think that I have to give an account of my tongue. There is life, but there is also death in the tongue. Sometimes we kill with the tongue: we commit real murder. And we still regard that as a small thing? I truly do not understand such consciences. I have known a person who, when she learned from someone that a certain thing was being said about her, fell seriously ill. She lost a good deal of weight and shed many tears, and the outcome was very sad. It was not the sword that did all this, but the tongue. O my silent Jesus, have mercy on us all!” (St Faustina Kowalska’s Diary, 119) Read more

IS GOSSIPING A MORTAL OR A VENIAL SIN? GOSSIPING AND RELATED SINS

When we confess the sin of gossiping, it appears to be a venial sin.  But, there are 5 vices that fuels the enemy to tempt a soul to a mortal sin.

1.Curiosity

It refers to the pursuit of knowledge that is not proper to your state of life. One pursues knowledge that is not good for them spiritually. The first sin of curiosity is the sin of Eve. She has infused knowledge. When she saw the serpent talking, she knew that animals cannot talk. But, she allowed the pleasurable curiosity. Read more