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  • Priestly Celibacy Analysis

    Lord. But a married man is anxious about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and he is divided. An unmarried woman or a virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy in both body and spirit. A married woman, on the other hand, is anxious about the things of the world, how she may please her husband” (1 Cor 7: 32 – 34). By the same token, it is imperative to clarify that celibacy is not a dogma. It is a disciplinary rule that might be modified or suspended without affecting the sanctity of the Church. In fact, in some Eastern churches, married men are admitted to receive validly the sacrament of Holy Orders. Additionally, the Catholic Byzantine Rite also ordains married men to the ministerial priesthood. As for the Roman Catholic Church, or the Latin Rite as it is better known, celibacy as a requirement for ordination is fully in force and there is no sign that this rule will be abolished any time soon. Likewise, it is important to understand that celibacy is not a mere absence of genitality exercise, an inconvenience or a burden to man, much less, a coarctation of human freedom. If celibacy is seen from this perspective, it is clear that the criticism towards this practice is engendered from the judgements, which are often far from its true essence, either because of ignorance or because of convenience. What it means is that priestly celibacy must be understood from a holistic perspective. In fact, sexuality is integrated into…

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  • Against Abortion Persuasive Speech

    “Well my mother did it for my father!” I could hear the tension in his usually seductive voice. Tears began to gather in my eyes as I looked out the window. I had wanted to scream, or cry, or not talk at all. However, in reality I did not know what I had wanted. I knew what he wanted. He made that extremely clear. He was my first real boyfriend and I would have done almost anything to please him, but this was too far. Granted I am stubborn in my ways, but for good reason! I should not have to do…

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  • John Henry Newman's Role In The Oxford Movement

    John Henry Newman was one of the most important Roman Catholic theologians in the 19th century, otherwise known as the Victorian Era (Shiefen). He is known greatly for his involvement in the Oxford movement, a movement in which many men argued for the want of older Christian traditions to return so that the Church of England could be brought back to its Catholic roots. Before Newman was a part of the Oxford movement, he was a very popular priest at Oxford, and he later became a cardinal.…

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  • The Scarlet And The Black Film Analysis

    The Scarlet and the Black is a 1983 film that follows the efforts of Vatican priest, Monsignor O’Flaherty, as he hides Jews and escaped POWs in Germany occupied Rome in 1943 during World War II. Priest O’Flaherty’s main adversary is SS Head of Police for Rome, Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler. Hundreds of Allied POW soldiers are stealing into the city in hopes of finding refuge within the Vatican walls. When Germany entered Rome, the Vatican declared it’s neutrality in the war with the promise…

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  • Essay On Catholic Funeral Customs

    Catholic Funeral Customs Human beings are scared of the unknown. We also don’t like to get out of our comfort zone or learn a religion that we do not practice. Those are normal traits for a human being. Here at Shipman Funeral Home we serve families no matter what the level of discomfort or disbelief we may have towards a person’s religion or beliefs. Today at the funeral home we had a family walk in and ask for our services, we later learned this family was Catholic. Jason Shipman the funeral…

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  • Service Learning Experience Papers

    For my Service Learning Project I decided to attend mass at a local Catholic church. I am interested in Catholicism as I have a few family members who are Catholic. Plus a significant amount of my classmates in this religion course were Catholic so I wondered what it was all about. I am not that familiar with Catholicism as I have only attended a few masses in my life for baptisms, weddings, funerals and such. I personally was saved in a non-denomination church and have continued to attend a…

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  • Religious Education Narrative Essay

    On April 11, 1998, I became Catholic and it was the happiest day of my life. I had waited over 25 years to be confirmed and receive communion and because of religious education, my dream had finally come true. Religious education has many facets in the Catholic Church and that night I made a promise to myself that I would learn as many as I could in my lifetime. As a military child, I was always intrigued by the Catholic faith. Every Sunday I would watch the Catholic families pile into…

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  • Personal Experience: My Experience At Victory Church

    I was raised to be catholic which as you may know is a strict, and structured type of mass. Their practices in mass is exactly the same way each Sunday you attend, the only thing that usually differs is the subject of which the mass has been planned around. That is why I chose to go to a non denominational church for my church visit reflection. This is because these two religions are extremely different, and a couple of my friends on the soccer team go there for church each Sunday. The church I…

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  • My Future Goals

    Tell us about you: I’m currently a senior at Tustin High and have been attending there over the last four years. I have been part of the AVID program for the last four years and have gained many useful skills through the program. I was also part of the STEM program throughout my freshman until junior year and have been able to grow more in knowledge because of it. I was able to learn how to use Solidworks, which is a 3D modeling software program. Not only have I learned many useful skills…

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  • The Discipline Of Fasting In The Catholic Church

    Fasting is a Christian discipline for one who wants “to let go of an appetite in order to seek God on matters of deep concern for others, myself and the world” It is a discipline that is to be done for God and seen only by God. At the commencement of Bible College I understood fasting to be a practice that people in the church did in order to get God to hear their prayers and move on their behalf and answer the prayers that they had placed before Him during the time of fasting. It was…

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