Sources indicate the guilt you’re feeling right now – if Catholic – is most likely from being Catholic and not from being white, a man or from the fact that you successfully got away with a hit and run last week.

While all these things can weigh on a person, being raised Catholic and growing up with the idea of Catholic guilt carries far more weight on a person’s well being than being white, male or running into a parked car and panicking but speeding away so quickly no one noticed. While you might think the guilty conscious is from the act of bolting in your Honda Pilot without consequence for your misdeeds, it is in fact from 12 years of Catholic school.

Outside of attempting expensive therapy, there is no cure to feeling guilty.