Is kissing a sin? I’ve gotten over thirty different answers. For example, my youth minister is holding the position so long as the kissing (quick kisses or making out) goes no further than that, and it is meant to show affection to the other, it is not sinful (even if pleasure is derived because God made us to feel pleasure while showing affection in this way). She makes the statement that the Church cautions against it (kissing/making out) because of what it can lead to. (Simply put, be responsible and don’t make out in a dark living room). Then, I’ve found articles on EWTN that state all kissing is mortally sinful, and that you have to end it all. Which of these is correct?
FYI: My parish priest and my confessor have the same opinion as my youth minister on the subject.