celibate


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Synonyms for celibate

Synonyms for celibate

an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

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abstaining from sexual intercourse

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St Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles, who was celibate, also did.
Well named, being by Shy Groom out of Dance Alone, Celibate raced 87 times, winning 14 including the Grade 1 Champion Chase at the 1999 Punchestown festival.
I believe there are many men who are qualified to be a priest but obviously not prepared to be a celibate.
This ecclesiological fact carries more weight than the Church law of a celibate priesthood.
The Vatican appears ready to open a discussion about whether priests should be required to remain celibate.
Grounded on a mature spirituality and an equally mature anthropology of human sexuality, this book takes the reader into the heart of healthy celibate living.
com)-- Barking Rain Press, a non-profit US publisher, announced the print and eBook release of the YA Fantasy novel “The Celibate Succubus” from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author Barton Paul Levenson.
Don Goergen risked censure to say in his now classic 1975 book The Sexual Celibate--that "friendship is not detrimental but central to celibate living, that celibate persons are also sexual persons, and that celibate life is a profound and rewarding way of living," as Goergen wrote.
According to O'Brien, who is the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Jesus Christ did not say whether priests should remain celibate or get married, which made the issue 'non-divine'.
It follows the disclosure that the Church of England has dropped its opposition to gay clergy becoming bishops if they agree to stay celibate.
Human rights campaigners welcomed the move, which would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate.
FORMER romeo Mark Wright says he's been celibate for two months.
Doctors first noticed a link between convent life and breast cancer in 1713, and by 1950 it was clear that nuns and other celibate women also had a high risk of ovarian and uterine cancers.
Church lawyers subsequently warned that new legislation prevented the Church from discriminating against celibate gay clergy when making appointments.
Celibate gay men in civil partnerships may be ordained as bishops, according to a new guidance paper.