This American Life: Mortal or Venial
Mortal Vs. Venial
Originally aired 04.27.2012
Religion makes it pretty clear what differentiates mortal sins from venial ones. Mortal are the really bad sins and venial the lesser ones. But in our everyday lives, it can be really difficult to determine just how bad we've been. This week we have stories of people trying to figure out that question.
Note: The audio has been modified from the original broadcast. We added language to make clear the extent of the coordination between Jeff Smith, his staff and Skip Ohlsen.
Planet Money, which is a collaboration between NPR News and This American Life. (33 1/2 minutes)
Wiretap on CBC Radio, and is author of Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible. (5 minutes)
Song: "Up to No Good", Harvey Swagger Band