Sep 08, 2007 · I went to confession about half an hour ago and I’m still upset by the experience. I went to confess the sin of masturbation. It’s not something I would normally discuss on these forums, but what the priest said after I confessed disturbed me deeply. Here are some of his words as best I can remember them: “I went on sabbatical recently and consulted with other priests about masturbation.
"As the 'Catechsim of the Catholic Church' makes clear, masturbation may not be a 'mortal sin' if the extenuating circumstances identified in the 'Catechism' are found, by a competent moral guide, who has a well-formed conscience, to be present in the life of one who has masturbated. In such a situation the objectively disordered action of.
Masturbation is not made moral or lawful within marriage or the marriage act. Masturbation, in fact, has always been considered as a grave mortal sin in the Catholic Church and even by most protestant so-called churches until very recently, and this sin, obviously, doesn’t cease to be a mortal sin just because the spouses are married!
The Catholic teaching on masturbation says that masturbation is a grave sin, what we call a mortal sin, by which we reject God’s offer of life. However, Catholic morality also acknowledges that the force of habit can reduce or even eliminate our responsibility for our actions.
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? You ask if masturbation is viewed as a mortal or venial sin. Remember, that for a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met.