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Q. 1. What is the meaning of the word "detraction" in Catholic teachings?

A. 1. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 2477,

"Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. He becomes guilty:

- of detraction who, without objectively valid reason, discloses another's faults and failings to persons who did not know them;"
[C.C.C. # 2477]

On this matter, the Bible states:

"A whisperer degrades himself and is hated in his neighborhood." [Sir. 21:28] (NRSVCE)

In summary, "detraction" means to make known, without good reason, the hidden faults of others.

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