The title sets the tone for the continuation of a quiet revolution. The pope approves of it, in many forms. And while skeptics were disappointed that the latest apostolic exhortation did not change church teachings regarding Catholics who are divorced or in same-sex marriages, the document signals the end for one particular kind of medieval millstone — Catholic guilt, especially in regard to sex.
In his response to a question about how to refocus the Church on this proper message the pope speaks in generalities that bristle with clues about his true sentiments on chastity along with the import of sexual misconduct among the clergy. Given the tone and substance of papal writings like Amoris Laetitia it is not an exaggeration to suggest that this lower profile for sexual sinfulness is at least a tacit theme of this pontificate. This minimization strategy is one way of accommodating to some degree the new moral order ushered in by the Sexual Revolution.
I went to confess the sin of masturbation. Here are some of his words as best I can remember them:. The view of masturbation has changed dramatically.
Alright, let's talk about masturbation. This is an extremely sensitive topic because so many people especially young males struggle with it. There is something uncomfortable about it; many Catholics, even in the past, were very reluctant to talk about "the solitary sin. This traditional reluctance is somewhat understandable.
If you are fed up, and just want to stop masturbating now, go here. Perhaps I Hugh should talk about my status regarding the masturbation issue. Advocates of masturbation figure anybody who speaks against it is a hypocrite because they assume everyone masturbates, even those who speak against it.
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?
Hi, guys —. My husband was raised as a Catholic then decided to explore and adopt a different faith tradition as an adult. I met him when we were both attending a non-denominational church.
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.
The word masturbation usually suggests that the person is manipulating his or her genitals to the point of intense pleasure or orgasm. On the other hand, the blanket condemnation of masturbation by traditionalists is based on faulty conceptions. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
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.