When does communicating information turn into gossip?


Full Question

I was hoping you can explain what gossip is. I always thought it was talking about someone's personal business or saying half-truths and innuendos. But is it also repeating what you heard about someone divorcing or getting in trouble? When does communicating information turn into gossip?

Answer

A good rule of thumb is not to say anything that we wouldn’t want said about us.


Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.