But protest that priests are ‘no worse’ than other groups or than men in general is a dire indictment of the profession. It is surprising that this attitude is championed by the Church authorities. Although...
It is the fate of great achievements, born from a way of life that sets truth before security, to be gobbled up by you and excreted in the form of shit. For centuries great, brave,...
[A]s though mindful of the wife of Lot, who looked back from behind him, thou deliveredst me first to the sacred garments and monastic profession before thou gavest thyself to God. And for that in...
The Pope would have an easier job than the President of the United States in adopting a change of course. He has no Congress alongside him as a legislative body nor a Supreme Court as...
Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command.
It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.
it may be worth while to note again how often finely developed skulls are discovered in the graveyards of old monasteries, and how likely seems Galtons conjecture, that progress was arrested in the Middle Ages,...
It’s cooler to be strong.
It is often said, inside the Church and out of it, that there is something grotesque about lectures on the sexual life when delivered by those who have shunned it. Given the way that the...
Sex swims in marriage, while sex sinks in sin of being single.
Christians throughout history have affirmed that lifelong celibacy is a spiritual gift and calling, not a path that should be forced upon someone.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
I’m not an advocate of promiscuity; but then I’m also not an advocate of being virginal. It’s not like I put virginity or celibacy on a pedestal, and as long as I don’t get your...
—C. JoyBell C.
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—Sandra B. James
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