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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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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.
Our programs show seminarians how to live as chaste celibates while fulfilling their need to be intimate and generate life.
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.
I figured these teachers must all be celibates and celibacy was making these teachers suppress their sexual drives, forcing them into sexually abusing children.
She is not alone in deciding to stay celibate - more and more people are choosing to ditch sex, and teenage celibates make up the fastest-growing youth movement in the United States.
Some are in families but not married, and some are single but not vowed celibates.
Unfortunately, Abbott's focus on the unhealthy ascetic practices among some Catholic celibates living hundreds of years ago and her failure to mention all but a few healthy examples of other Catholic celibates is a serious flaw in her otherwise engaging book.
As often as we've seen stories about the struggles of handsome celibates, there have also been dozens of films and hundreds of TV episodes centered around the dilemma of a priest who has heard the Confession of a murderer or would-be assassin.
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.