Such is the considered opinion of the Vatican on this harmless and pleasant pastime. The indignant definition was part of the Vatican’s critique of a book by Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order, in which she audaciously suggested that masturbation doesn’t raise any moral problems and can actually help . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: "Masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action"