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According to the
"Scandal is any
sinful word, deed, or omission that disposes others to sin, or lessens their
respect for God and holy religion."
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is a grave sin because, by causing the loss of souls, it tends to destroy the
greatest work of God, namely, the redemption; it effects the death of another's
soul by depriving it of the life of grace, which is more precious than the life
of the body; and is the source of a multitude of sins. Hence God threatens the
severest chastisement to those who give scandal." (Catechism of Pope St. Pius X)
is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. the person who gives
scandal becomes his neighbor's tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may
even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by
deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense. Scandal takes
on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the
weakness of those who are scandalized. It prompted our Lord to utter this curse:
'Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be
better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be
drowned in the depth of the sea.' Scandal is grave when given by those who by
nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others. Jesus reproaches the
scribes and Pharisees on this account: he likens them to wolves in sheep's
clothing. Scandal can be provoked by laws or institutions, by fashion or
opinion. Therefore, they are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social
structures leading to the decline of morals and the corruption of religious
practice, or to 'social conditions that, intentionally or not, make Christian
conduct and obedience to the Commandments difficult and practically impossible.'
This is also true of business leaders who make rules encouraging fraud, teachers
who provoke their children to anger, or manipulators of public opinion who turn
it away from moral values. Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a
way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible
for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged. 'Temptations to sin
are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come!'" (Ref. Vatican
Website/Catechism of the Catholic Church)
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