celibacy


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celibacy

(1) Abstention from sexual relations.
(2) Nonmarriage for religious reasons.

celibacy

Sexology A state of being unmarried and abstinent from sexual relationships; vows of celibacy may be taken by clerics, and required by their religious order
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I cannot believe that the "powers that be" have not requested a behavioral study to examine the relationship, if any, between the sexual abuse by clerics and the requirement of mandatory celibacy. On the other hand, if such a study has been done, why has it not been made public?
His comments were made ahead of a synod on the pan-Amazon region to be held in October, at which priestly celibacy is expected to be discussed as it pertains to the remote Amazon basin where there is often a shortage of priests.
But opponents say celibacy allows a priest to dedicate himself entirely to the Church.
Keywords: Celibacy, Anthropology, Love, Marriage, Fatherhood.
The church has 15 priests, three having abandoned priestly celibacy and gotten married.
Christ, noting that celibacy is a gift since "not all can accept it", recommended it "for the sake of the Kingdom of God".
Additionally, he should be "(http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/europe/pope-married-men-priests/) in persona Christi " or "in the person of Christ" and maintain his celibacy like the church's founder, Jesus Christ.
Vow of Celibacy is a funny and smart exploration of sex, love, and every woman's road to body-positivity.
Citing the issue of clerical celibacy as a point of uncompromising conflict throughout the Enlightenment, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary eras, Cage notes reflections in modern political thought and culture today.
The talk of priestly celibacy is partly due to the need for more priests in the church.
The first Latin American Pope pointed out celibacy was instituted "900 years after Our Lord's death" and that clerics can marry in some Eastern Churches under Vatican tutelage.
The Catholic priest's celibacy is continuous with Jesus' in essence and intent.