Thomas says that Lucifer, who is supposed to have been the devil that tempted Jesus Christ in the desert, tempted him to commit other sins, but scorned to tempt Him to offend against chastity. The Whole Truth about Fr. The key to this is to redeem our sexuality, not to repress it. But we have to do our part, too. Fourth , masturbation is non-procreative.
Therefore, in order not to be accused more severely at the judgment because you received more than others, it is advisable for you not to put yourself ahead of others by acting haughtily and hoarding possessions. The virtue of chastity therefore involves the integrity of the person and the integrality of the gift. With masturbation, it is particularly easy to fall into the deception that there can never be total victory - that one will be masturbating forever, especially if the force of habit has reinforced the action. A priest once explained it as jumping off a building, knowing we may or may not die, but willing to take the risk anyway. Nostradamus Predictions 6. I try to make a point of doing goods acts in the name of Jesus whether great or small. You claim that you pray; yet you persist in grave sins.
Bridget , Book 4, Chapter It is a huge thing, a mortal sin. A list of helpful hints is included below: The New Mass and the Abomination of Desolation 4. To other sins, such as blasphemy, detraction, and murder, men are not prone; but to this vice nature inclines them. Think for yourself about what makes sense.
Force of a deliberately formed habit whether innocently or guiltily formed may be broken by applying the principles of the particular examen as propounded by St. Such a deliberate choice is always a mortal sin. Bridget's Revelations 2. If you had had these dispositions, and had received sanctifying grace at your confessions, you should not have relapsed, or at least you should have abstained for a considerable time from relapsing. Third , masturbation is shameful. The sin of impurity brings with it blindness and obstinacy. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.