Men and women sin in very different ways, according to an article published in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper.
In an article headlined: “The Unsuspecting Resources of Weakness”, Monsignor Wojciech Giertych, personal theologian to Pope Benedict XVI and the Papal household, says there is “no sexual equality when it comes to sin“.
Addressing the century-old question of why people sin, Monsignor Giertych offers the simple and straightforward answer that women are prouder than men, but men are more lustful.
Details of the methodology are sketchy, and little information is given as to how the conclusion was reached, but it seems that this view was formed by his own experience of the Confessional, and was supported by an analysis of confessional data carried out by 95-year-old Father Roberto Busa, a Jesuit scholar who has also carried out a computerised study of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Monsignor Giertych said:
When one looks at vices not from the view of their opposition to grace but at the difficulty they create, it is clear that men experience them differently from women.
Traditionally, the seven deadly sins are considered: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth – As opposed to Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility –
The full list of sins, as ranked by the study, is as follows:
|The Seven Deadly Sins|