Do you think that if the rules on celibacy were loosened, this would change things considerably?
I had decided that celibacy was the way to go when I met a fellow combat arms officer, who was gay.
First undergo a rectal exam, celibacy lecture, and waiting period.
The most eminent of the early Fathers commended asceticism, particularly fasting and celibacy, and many likewise practised it.
Such are the ideas which have given rise to the obligation of celibacy for priests.
Paul's teaching is strongly in favour of celibacy, and marriage is only advised to avoid a greater evil.
Although it sounds paradoxical, yet there is a celibacy that is distinctly erotic.
celibacy and abstinence are rarely observed in their monasteries but these are by no means of low repute.
He still believed, for practical reasons, in the celibacy of the clergy.
No person who has taken holy orders which involve a solemn vow to celibacy can contract a valid marriage.