Q — Why is masturbation wrong? Is it not healthy, based in science? A — Thanks for the question.
The blog header depicts an important and yet mis-understood New Testament scene, Jesus flogging the money-changers out of the temple. I selected it because the faith that gives us consolation can also make us very uncomfortable. Priests are ministers of reconciliation, but never at the cost of truth.
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-controlor as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with wrong motives or as an addiction.
It depends. It is grave matter and there must be the three conditions filled for it to be a mortal sin. The term is kind of vague.
Dear Grace: What is the Catholic Church's teaching on masturbation? Is it viewed as a mortal sin or as a venial sin? Could it prevent us from getting into heaven?
Rejecting the Lust and Impurity of Hell video series. We regret that we have to address these issues. However, due to the fact that we have received a high number of queries on this issue, it must be addressed.
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting. I agree that masturbation under some circumstances could be a venial sin.
A mortal sin Latin : peccatum mortalein Catholic theologyis a gravely sinful act, which can lead to damnation if a person does not repent of the sin before death. A sin is considered to be "mortal" when its quality is such that it leads to a separation of that person from God 's saving grace. The sins against the Holy Ghost and the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance are considered especially serious.
Sponsored link. The reference to the Magistgerium's " constant tradition " of opposition to masturbation appears to conflict with Giovanni Cappelli's findings that the first mention of masturbation in Church documents dated to the sixth century CE about a half-millenium after Jesus' ministry. It would appear that the CCC condemns all pleasure derived from genital stimulations, whether masturbation is continued until orgasm or not.
Sex is intended to be both an expression of love for your spouse, and a beautiful means of procreation. Sex is so special, powerful, and valuable that it is properly used only within marriage. Sex is the ultimate gift husbands and wives can give: a total gift of self, body and soul. Sex is how you fulfill your wedding vows to love totally, freely, and completely.