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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Clergy misconduct in the form of celibate violations within
But even if nothing were said about Jesus being married, it does not follow that he chose to be celibate.
The growing church movements often gather as one family married couples, single people, and vowed celibates.
A unique work of considerable merit, Priests In Love is very strongly recommended reading for anyone interested in the issue of a celibate priesthood and the issues surrounding the intimate issues of love and relationships within the Catholic community.
At the same time, however, the group thinks of itself as a lay movement--most of its members, whether celibate or not, are not ordained and continue to pursue secular occupations--and the movement criticizes the "clericalism" of Catholics who expect the clergy to do the heavy spiritual rifting for them.
The celibate priest matter, which seems to be the cause of abuse problems, is something which has not always been a rule, as I understand matters.
I rode Celibate, who may be 14 now but gave me a very, very good ride.
Some conservatives accuse two top executives of undermining efforts to call a special session of the current 214th General Assembly to enforce a ban on gay clergy who are not celibate.
Trainer Charlie Mann has confirmed Celibate will make his reappearance in the Grade Two Fieldspring Desert Orchid Chase at Wincanton on Sunday.
Naomi learns to be a nurse/physician, but yearns to experience her own family someday--impossible with the Shakers, who are celibate.
Aoyama runs a successful video production company, where he apparently had an instantly forgotten, one-night affair with a female employee, and has otherwise remained single and celibate since his beloved wife's passing.
Set in a lonely rooming house and bondage club, Night of the Celibate revolves around a celibate guru, from whom desperate men seek relief from their sexual compulsions.
Vigneron, rector/president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary is confident that the training of priests for the Roman Catholic priesthood offered at Sacred Heart fully prepares seminarians and priests to live in the state of celibate chastity.
Watch for a spin-off, midseason replacement, Celibate Squares, with a cast of celebrity celibates, including David Sourer, Sister Wendy, John Cardinal O'Connor, and hosted by Dan Quayle.
Writer/director Julie Lynch focuses on three friends: Josie (Christine Harnos), a 28 year old artist who's been with so many men that she's lost count; Jennifer (Brooke Smith), a stand-up comedienne who discovers her boyfriend is gay and infected; and Elaine (Amy Ryan), an MBA student who's so terrified by her past, she's now celibate.