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Synonyms for celibacy

Synonyms for celibacy

an unmarried status

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abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

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Christ, noting that celibacy is a gift since "not all can accept it", recommended it "for the sake of the Kingdom of God".
There is not a lack of vocations to the priesthood; there is a lack of vocations to the manmade law of celibacy
com/2017/03/10/europe/pope-married-men-priests/) in persona Christi " or "in the person of Christ" and maintain his celibacy like the church's founder, Jesus Christ.
To understand, she recounts her sexual and romantic history from high school to the present predicament that caused her to make the decision to vow celibacy in the first place.
Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815
More recently, he was quoted as saying on priestly celibacy, "There are solutions and I will find them.
POPE Francis has indicated the Catholic Church could lift its celibacy rule.
Indian Currents, 26 May - 01 June 2014) that 26 Italian women requested Pope Francis to suspend the law of priestly celibacy so that they could conveniently marry the priests they were in love with.
In recent times there has been an increasing number of challenges to the rule of mandatory celibacy for priests.
Priestly celibacy is rooted in tradition, not Catholic dogma, so the pope could change it overnight.
If, from a theological perspective, we understand consecrated celibacy as a charism, then some space needs to be given to priests who believe they are called to ordained ministry but do not believe they have received the charism of celibacy.
Washington, September 25 ( ANI ): Pamela Anderson, who had taken a vow of celibacy while she competes on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars', is already "off the wagon", the dance show's host has revealed.
Though the author's subtitle extends the focus two centuries back, in fact the volume treats the arguments surrounding an obligation of celibacy for secular clergy, all the way from the church fathers to Pope Benedict XVI.
I am willing to marry them through oMisyaro marriage if it was the only solution to their celibacy,o she said.
Smith, in Monday's Record, that these crimes are not only comparable to the genocide of six million people but also influenced by Catholic priests' vow of celibacy.