Is jerking off a sin

I went down some internet rabbit holes and realized this question gets asked a lot. Is masturbation a sin? The answer, as a Catholic, is yes. If you’re a protestant, I’m sure you’ll find a denomination that can help you rationalize it. But for Catholics, it is undoubtedly a sin. There are several arguments to … Read more

Lent is a time of fasting. As a Roman Catholic, the tradition is to “give up” something for Lent. Usually, people give up chocolate or coffee. Something they would normally enjoy habitually. This way then they feel the urge to imbibe in that habit they can make the sacrifice for God. Roman Catholics also abstain … Read more

When I was researching Gnosticism I came across a list of heresies. One of the heresies that caught my eye is a modern heresy called Santa Muerte. It’s a heresy I have only heard a little about. All I knew was that it is a neo-pagan heresy based on Catholicism originating in Mexico. Central America has several … Read more

Nothing has improved my spiritual life like praying the Rosary every day. I started doing it on a whim because I thought I should be praying more. At first, it was a challenge and something that I vied as a burden. But after a few weeks, I have grown to love it and say the … Read more

Gnosticism

We are living in an ever more pagan world. A world that not only ignores the church but has outright animus to it. As the church loses it’s influence and the world and the world becomes more pagan,  there will be a rise in heresies. Studying popular heresies should be fruitful in preparation for their … Read more

I have always had an affinity for Saint Joseph. He was the father of Jesus and husband to the Virgin Mary. He plays an important role in the early parts of the Gospels around Jesus’s birth. And then he just disappears. It’s almost as if the Gospels forgot about him. He has been my model … Read more

“That’s not how it works, Tracy. Even though there is the whole confession thing, that’s no free pass, because there is a crushing guilt that comes with being a Catholic. Whether things are good or bad or you’re simply… eating tacos in the park, there is always the crushing guilt” – Jack Donaghy(played by Alec … Read more

The Benedict Option is a book written by author Rod Dreher of The American Conservative. The book paints an ominous and bleak picture of what is to come for Christendom in the West. The central premise of the book is that Christendom has lost the philosophical battle in the West. That new dark age is … Read more

The Catholic Act of Contrition: O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend you, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I … Read more

I am a devout Catholic Gentleman. Every Sunday I go to Mass. I go to confession. I own several Catechisms. The whole nine yards. But I wasn’t always a devout Catholic Gentleman.  I had to become a devout Catholic Gentleman. It’s a choice that must be made. And a choice many young men have to … Read more