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    Priestly Celibacy Analysis

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    Priestly Celibacy Certainly, celibacy, as a disciplinary norm of the Roman Catholic Church, is often subject to scrutiny and analysis in the modern age. It is due to the differences that occur within our communities and the divisions. These differences and divisions are often caused by the disapproval of some of those who have freely embraced the so-called priestly ministry in our Church. However, most of the time the ecclesiastical practice of priestly celibacy is not discussed under the right parameters. Priestly celibacy must be analyzed, understood, and valued in light of certain theological and pastoral considerations, which can be found in Sacred Scripture, especially the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew and, in a particular…

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    Celibacy In Christianity

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    perpetually, it creates much confusion that undermines the main church sect. Although, there is a limited amount of writings about celibacy in the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, the whirlwind around the practice undeniably takes hold quickly ‘after’ Jesus’ resurrection. Centuries before the arrival of Christ, the conscious sanctity of God Divine’s sexual relationship with the His people grew less and less for reasons that a large amount did not discern its real meaning; nevertheless,…

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    Early Celibacy Essay

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    The blessed Apostle John was known as the example of celibacy. By most accounts, early celibacy was considered to be unmarried to an earthly spouse and being married to God. (I pray this insertion of celibacy will not confuse people. My purpose is to intertwine this “state of being” into what ‘I believe’ is the true meaning of this position with God; therefore please bear with me to explain this.) After Jesus’ crucifixion, some of the disciples formed different groups with different…

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    Peter's Code Of Celibacy

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    (I pray this inclusion concerning celibacy will not confuse people. My purpose is to intertwine this “state of being” into what ‘I believe’ is the true meaning of this position with God; therefore, please abide with me to explain this.) In the Old Testament, a few people known for celibacy or bachelor- hood were Elijah, Joshua and Gideon, along with the Jewish Essenes. While there were other outside groups (such as; Hinduism, Buddhism and numerous monks in organizations, etc.), and…

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    Writing Celibacy by definition is the state of not being married; abstention from sexual intercourse; abstention by vow from marriage. The practice of celibacy has been directly linked to many religions throughout history. Because, celibacy is a series of actions undertaken to discipline and control the body, many religions felt like it was a way to become one step closer to purity. Let’s place the microscope on the long shared history of celibacy in Christian practice. The practice of…

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    Sometimes it is easier to deal with, and sometimes it is not so easy. One thing which is certain, it is not for everybody. Celibacy seems to relate to the practical level of an individuals experience. It has to do with how one feels in concrete situations. On the other hand, the joys seem more related to the achievement of goals and values. In conclusion, it has become clear that in Buddhism It is not necessarily an inferior ideal to marry and have sexual relationships. The most important thing…

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    The topic of Celibacy and those that practice it has been subject to ridicule and/or misunderstanding for quite some time. However, this is a subject that has been forced to become more relevant. Is it as a result of the advancement of technology that allows for easier access to explicit content? Or is it simply a change in times that could have potentially caused a shift in moral standards about sex? Celibacy is a free and individual choice that should not be made susceptible to mockery nor…

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    noble apostle, and appreciate Peter’s placement within the Catholic Church. Credibly, documentation of numerous disciples of Jesus suffered tormenting deaths for following Him. In particular, the Apostle Peter fell victim to the degradation of crucifixion, shown in a number of striking works of art that portray him crucified upside down; such as Buonarroti’s painting at the beginning of this chapter. As pointed out, the most noteworthy ingredient regarding the reason for Peter’s death…

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    Importance Of Chastity

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    Chastity's importance in traditional Roman Catholic teaching stems from the fact that it is regarded as essential in maintaining and cultivating the unity of body with spirit and thus the integrity of the human being. It is also regarded as fundamental to the practise of the Catholic life because it involves an apprenticeship in self-mastery. By attaining mastery over one's passions, reason, will and desire can harmoniously work together to do what is good. In Eastern religions Hinduism…

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    By removing this expectation of women, men and women can then be viewed as equals. The practice of celibacy has deep roots in the Christian tradition, but not necessarily as a means to provide equality for women and men (Foster, 21). By drawing upon literature from other traditions, the Shakers…

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