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an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

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abstaining from sexual intercourse

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This ecclesiological fact carries more weight than the Church law of a celibate priesthood.
In conclusion, we can state that the historical situation of world and Church suggests that it would make sense from a Christian point of view to admit married persons not only to the diaconate, but also to the priesthood, in addition to having celibate priests.
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.
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.
Parishes--church households usually headed by a celibate man--are the most obvious places where "family" in all its diversity is on display.
Most supernumeraries are married, and their spiritual practice mirrors that of celibate numeraries.
If they become celibate the non-sexual aspect of their relationship can get better and then that is followed naturally by the sexual side.
So the overwhelming number of public school predators are married men, not celibates.
We challenged two young singles to stay celibate for three months and record their observations and feelings in a diary.
To the celibate monastic intent on achieving the total domination of the rational soul over the body, the vocation of marriage and family appeared as an almost complete preoccupation with the dangerous things of this world, beginning with the body itself.
Her book would be more informative if she had included information about successful Christian celibates such as Mother Teresa, Mother Katherine Drexel, Fr.
Tom Berenger gave us yet another forgettable example of this genre in "Last Rites" (1988), and Andrew Greeley's earlier novels left one wondering if there were any homely or celibate priests left in America.
The first thing I noticed about celibates was their incredible hospitality, then gradually I realized hospitality was part of their celibacy.
New York's Cardinal John O'Connor stated that he felt vindicated: "If the gays can have their gene, so can the celibates.
cornerstone of celibate motivation and achievement.