A Catholic survey found that the most common sin for women was pride, while for men, the urge for food was only surpassed by the urge for sex.
The report was based on a study of confessions carried out by Fr Roberto Busa, a 95-year-old Jesuit scholar.
The Pope's personal theologian backed up the report in the Vatican newspaper.
"Men and women sin in different ways," Msgr Wojciech Giertych, theologian to the papal household, wrote in L'Osservatore Romano.
"When you look at vices from the point of view of the difficulties they create you find that men experiment in a different way from women."
Msgr Giertych said the most difficult sin for men to face was lust, followed by gluttony, sloth, anger, pride, envy and greed.
For women, the most dangerous sins were pride, envy, anger, lust, and sloth, he added.
So, if I'm reading this right, women are guilty of wanting to dress in the latest fashions, are jealous of other women who have nicer handbags, get angry at their husbands for not being able to buy them nice jewelry like the other girls get, drool over Clive Owen and Jon Hamm while sitting around and watching TV.
Men, on the other hand, turn into horndogs while stuffing their faces in the La-Z-y Boy, lose it when the Leafs lose, act like team owners when they win, covet the Stanley Cup and wish they had the dough for season's tickets.
I'd say we're not doing too badly. You?
I mean, we all have our definitions of lust, sloth, greed, etc.
But what's this? Are they changing up the game??
The revised list included seven modern sins it said were becoming prevalent during an era of "unstoppable globalisation".
These included: genetic modification, experiments on the person, environmental pollution, taking or selling illegal drugs, social injustice, causing poverty and financial greed.
Four out of seven ain't bad. And, amazingly, there is nothing about, you know, having sex for purposes other than making more Church members.
Yes, well, He takes direct calls, doesn't he?
"We are losing the notion of sin," he said. "If people do not confess regularly, they risk slowing their spiritual rhythm."
Thank Heaven, dancing isn't on the list.
UPPITY WOMEN DATE: While looking for something else, came across this. Maybe women are angrier than men.
"We're mad that having children has turned our lives upside down much more than theirs. We're mad that these guys, who can manage businesses or keep track of thousands of pieces of sports trivia, can be clueless when it comes to what our kids are eating and what supplies they need for school. And more than anything else, we're mad that they get more time to themselves than we do."
Is this why more men than women mention sloth as a sin?
The Parenting survey tells us what we already knew -- that feminism has a lot of unfinished business. And believe me, I know that when you're exhausted and overwhelmed, a stack of dishes can seem to carry the weight of oppressed generations. But at the same time, women today have more freedom than ever to reinvent our domestic arrangements and to create what we want from our relationships. So why do so many of us seem to be living with men we perceive as recalcitrant, overgrown children?
I wonder how the answers would have come out had they asked women about men's sins -- and vice versa.
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UPDATE: I can just imagine the Times of London people rolling on the newsroom floor when they wrote this Vatican sin quiz story up.