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PHARISAICAL SCANDAL

Being disedified by the innocent actions of others. People are said to be pharisaically scandalized if they maliciously misinterpret the good or indifferent actions of a person. they are scandalized because their own extraordinary moral weakness or ignorance finds occasion to evil in what they hear or see someone doing.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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