Celibacy

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  • Priestly Celibacy Analysis

    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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  • Peter's Code Of Celibacy

    (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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  • The Practice Of Celibacy In Christianity

    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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  • The Last Sexual Perversion: An Argument In Defense Of Celibacy

    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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  • Apostle Peter's Death Essay

    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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  • Gender Differences: The Definition Of Androgyny

    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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  • Catholics Should Be Allowed To Marry Essay

    passed, Catholicism's canon – both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition – grew into the norm we now know today. One of our rules, which separates us from many other Christian churches, is that our priests are to be celibate – that is, they cannot marry and must abstain from all sexual activity. Speculation over whether or not celibacy should still be required in today's Church is ongoing. Even many Catholics do not understand why priests are forbidden to marry. They haven't heard a good…

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  • Importance Of Chastity

    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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  • Persuasive Essay On Same Sex Marriage

    gay marriage, with support for same-sex marriage rising from 37% in 2009 to 57% in May 2015”(Masci). I as a faithful Christian believe that in a way by the number rising that it I s a good thing. People are learning how to except people for who they are and what they believe in other then always putting them down. The Church does not focus on statistics because the bible will never change, you know. “251,695 -- Same-sex married couples in the United States in 2013” (Roberts). I believe that if…

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  • Monachus: Christian Monasticism

    543 AD, was the founder of a monastic house; and in that house he wrote rules for monasticism behavior. He wrote them to establish the fundamental form of monastic life and he was opposed to ascetic ideals ( the ideals that emphasized on things such as self-inflicting torments). Each monastery was strictly ruled by an abbster or “father”. Each monastery owned land that was eligible for a self-sustaining community that was isolated from civilization. Women also longed to leave their world of sin…

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