Protestants and many other denominations don't enforce clerical celibacy, which means their priests are free to have sex or masturbate as they choose. Have any other rose-colored notions about the church I can disprove? December 25, - 5: The Dogmatic Constitution then goes on to establish the laity's obedience: My understanding from him though I haven't brought it up in a while is that masturbation in a priest or layman could be forgiven by a priest's absolution after confession and the act of contrition. Login or register to post comments Posted on:
I don't think so.. As unsettling as this may be to many Christians, Matthew 5: I guess some will never get over the hangups concerning sexuality, as if it of itself is sinful. Click Here for a sample. You will defend all of this, but you'll have a problem with trifling, trivial activities such as masturbation and pornography?
I don't do it often but when I get so irritable that I can't stand it; I get the poison out! Give me a break. Paul, Why don't you join us in the Oratory Society and experience positive christian living. Tanya Simmonds 3 November at
Of course this opens the door to lots of other fun things, but if there's ejaculation involved during masturbation or other sex acts, it's wrong. Have you ever considered that whoever taught you that had an incorrect interpretation? There is no celibacy get-out in the form of masturbation, says Wang. Has it really been interpreted as masturbation all this time? Still have a question? I'm RC, non practising anymore. I am sorry that if someone has viewed the Catholoc Exchange forum and already answered my question, I just want to have a second thought and perhaps get an authentic official answer from Catholic Answers.