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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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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.