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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.
Healthy celibate living takes on different hues, different challenges, for priests who claim the charism of celibacy and for priests who do not claim this charism.
Living Celibacy reminds us all, married, single or celibate, that true love perfects human sexuality when it is lived passionately and chastely for the sake of others in any lifestyle or vocation.
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.
Maybe celibates couldn't express these things about themselves, so an outsider had to do it, and maybe a Protestant woman at that.
In other words, someone with this |celibacy' gene has only two-thirds of a chance of being a fully involved and intertwined human being and thus has a one-third higher chance of being a celibate.
have the celibate person's own vision of a relatively rare