A new word for ‘sin’

October 28, 2022 in Featured Podcasts, News, Podcasts

Richard Leonard SJ puts religious language through the wringer in his latest book The Law of Love. In this latest in a series of interviews about the book with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications, he turns his attention to the word ‘sin’. He says it is at best a meaningless word for many people today, especially younger people. And at worst it’s a term, along with other terms such as ‘guilt’ that can take us down the path of ideology, not dialogue.

Listen above to see what change of language he proposes to make sense of this fundamental Christian concept which he says must not be separated from the great commandment of love.