Theology Q and A (closed)

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  1. Matt Z. says:

    Is it a sin for the husband if his wife physically forces mutual masturbation? Should the husband forcefully pull away from such an act?

    • Ron Conte says:

      Each spouse has the moral responsibility to actively resist gravely immoral sexual acts imposed by the other spouse, just as one would resist rape. It is a grave sin for her to perform the act, and it is a grave sin for him to passively accept the act. He should forcefully pull away.
      Romans 1:32 — “those who act in such a manner are deserving of death, and not only those who do these things, but also those who consent to what is done.”
      Deserving of the loss of grace, which is the death of the soul.
      See also Denzinger 3638-40, which instructs the wife to actively resist the imposition of condomistic sex by her husband, just as if it were rape.

    • Marco says:

      @ Ron

      I really don’t understand this obsession with sexual ethics that i see in nearly every catholic blog.

      By the way, i’m not going to discuss this topic, i just want to say that if one were to try and live his sexuality according to these ultra restrictive norms, unless he has been blessed with a partner that knows and accepts the entirety of our catholic teaching (which is rare, many people have no idea, they don’t realize how restrictive our morality really is) his marriage is doomed.

      So while the rules are there, i would be careful with their enforcement.

  2. Tom Mazanec says:

    Did Jesus, in His Earthly Life, know all “nonreligious” knowledge, like for example the existence of Uranus and Neptune, that was not known at the time?

    • Ron Conte says:

      The human mind of Jesus had the beatific vision, so he could know anything that he wished to know. But he did not seek to know things that were of no use to him, as if out of mere curiosity. His human mind did not know all things all in one act as his divine mind does.

  3. King Robert the Bruce says:

    Ron what happens if you are dying and haven’t been to confession and you are on your own is there no chance of repentance can you beg god to forgive you all your lifetime of sins and hope fully make purgatory

    • Ron Conte says:

      An act of perfect contrition forgives all sins. The Catholic would be obligated to go to Confession after an act of perfect contrition, if he were able. If he were not able, perfect contrition suffices.

  4. King Robert the Bruce says:

    ok then what if someone has commited many terrible sins in theyre lives and cannot bring themselves to confess them to another human being/priest but they are truly sorry for theyre sins and they keep quiet to the end of theyre life because they are ashamed will god forgive them will an act of perfect contrition save them from hell

    • Ron Conte says:

      If they make an act of perfect contrition, and if their refusal to confess is not an actual mortal sin, then they are saved.

  5. King Robert the Bruce says:

    so if a person goes to confession and they haven’t been for many years and the sins they want to confess are especially bad do they have to go into detail on every sin they commited if they are too ashamed or will the priest ask them how many sins in kind and number or will he want details

    • Ron Conte says:

      They only have to confess the type of sin and the number; details and explanations are not needed. There are only so many types of sins. And priests have heard every type of sin in the confessional. No details. Just state the type of sin and the number as best you can estimate it.

  6. King Robert the Bruce says:

    also Ron do you think the warning will be the push people need to really confess theyre sins after seeing the full horror of theyre actions

    • Ron Conte says:

      I think the Warning will be followed by an immense number of persons going to Confession. They will be lined up out the doors. They will have to wait for days to be able to have their confessions heard.

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