9 Ways We Particpate in Other People's Sins

  1. By Counsel                                                 
  2. By Par-taking 
  3. By Consent 
  4. By Provocation (to instigate others) 
  5. By Praise or by Flattery
  6. By Silence to conceal the sin
  7. By not punish the sinner
  8. By Command or appeal/request
  9. By Defence of the ill done



Vollständiger Christkatholischer Religionsunterricht für Kinder zum beliebigen Gebrauche für Seelsorger und Hausväter. (Jahre 1799)

Hochedelgebohrnen und H Ä Herrn Herrn Franz Xaver Mohr vormaligen Pfarrer und Dechante zu Kirchberg an der Bielach, Seite 283-285

        1. zur Sünde rathen
        2. andere Sündigen heißen
        3. in anderer Sünden einwilligen
        4. andere zur Sünde reizen
        5. anderer Sünden loben
        6. zur Sünde anderer füllschweigen
        7. die Sünden anderer nicht strafen
        8. an den Sünden anderer Theil nehmen
        9. die Sünden anderer vertheidigen

    9 Ways We Participate in Other People's Sins

    Modern Catechesis


    Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
    - by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
    - by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
    - by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
    - by protecting evil-doers.

    1869: Thus sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them. Sins give rise to social situations and institutions that are contrary to the divine goodness. "Structures of sin" are the expression and effect of personal sins. They lead their victims to do evil in their turn. In an analogous sense, they constitute a "social sin."